I've taken a pretty generic Russian tea cake recipe, veganized it, added cardamom, and upped the nuts! Yum! They turned out perfect. The only down side of making these cookies is you just might end up ruining your dinner appetite because they are sooo addicting.
walnut + cardamom tea cakes
- 1 cup earth balance, softened (or another brand of vegan butter)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour (I used Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- more powdered sugar for rolling
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix together the butter and 1/2 cup powdered sugar. I don't have an electric mixer, which is recommended for tasks like these, but mine turned out just fine so just mix with a spatula if you don't have one either. Add the vanilla, cardamom, and salt. Fold in the flour. When just combined add the nuts and fold until completely combined. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the cookies and then roll them into little tablespoon sized balls. Place on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes.