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Authentic Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

by Khushi Hossain
Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

Get ready to indulge in a delightful treat that will transport you to the rich flavors of Russia. We bring you the Russian Rock Cookies Recipe, a scrumptious delight that will leave your taste buds craving for more.

In this recipe, I will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating these mouthwatering cookies. From using quality ingredients to mastering the proper mixing techniques, I have got you covered.

From holiday gatherings to everyday cravings, these Russian Rock Cookies are a must-have in your baking repertoire. So grab your apron and get ready to bake up a batch of these delicious cookies.

About My Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

Russian rock cookies are a marvelous tradition in Russian cuisine. You may become nostalgic and dip into the culture of Russia for its vintage flavor. Moreover, The use of walnuts and ground dates adds to the elegance of the rock cookies. This rock cookie is also elegant in appearance with its golden brown vibration.

Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

It is one of the easiest dishes on my cooking list. The cooking process is very simple and takes less time than the other cookies. However, using good-quality flour and other ingredients is important. I assume Bob’s Red Mill Flour is the best one for this recipe. The key ingredients in the dish are pastry or all-purpose flour, 1 cup sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and nuts. You can cook this special item by following just three steps.

You need to get all the ingredients ready first. Then combine all the ingredients in the required amount, including 1 cup butter, and finally process and bake them to perfection. The cookies are a delicious bakery item with a buttery and vanilla aroma. This dish is the best choice for nutritious snacks.

I often have these traditional Russian rock cookies while I am out working. It immediately enhances body energy and lessens working stress.

Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

Serves: 5 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 89 calories 2 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 3 voted )


  1. 1 Cup Unsalted Softened Butter
  2. 1 Cup Raisins
  3. 2 ½ Cup Pastry Flour
  4. 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda
  5. 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  6. 2 Large Eggs
  7. ½ Tablespoon Water
  8. 1 Cup Walnuts
  9. 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  10. ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  11. ½ Teaspoon Ground Cloves
  12. 1 lb Whole Pecan
  13. ½ Cup Chopped Date
  14. ¼ Cup Bourbon


Step 1: Make Cream from Butter

Pour 1 cup of unsalted, softened butter into a mixing bowl. Add 1 cup of brown sugar to it. Whisk the cup of butter and sugar with a stand mixer. After whisking them, you will get a creamy texture.

Step 2: Add Egg, Flour, and Other Ingredients

Now add 2 ½ cups of pastry flour, 2 tablespoons of baking powder, and 2 large eggs, respectively. Whisk them again for a while. Add the other ingredients for cookies. These ingredients are ½ tablespoon of water, 1 cup of walnuts, 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon of ground cloves, 1 lb of whole pecans, ½ cup of chopped dates, and ¼ cup of bourbon. Use a spatula and mix them properly. You can add a small amount of vanilla extract and melted chocolate to add extra flavor.

Step 3: Bake the Russian Rock Cookies

Turn on and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a cookie sheet with melted butter. Place the cookie batter on the baking sheet. Make round pieces of cookies from the batter. Place the baking sheet and cookies on a greased cookie sheet in the oven. Bake them for 15 minutes at the same temperature. Check if the cookies are still soft and wet. Then bake them again for 5 minutes. Finally, chill them on a wire rack.

Step 5: Store and Enjoy

Store the Russian rock cookies in a dry place at room temperature. You can store them in a jar. Enjoy the delicious cookies.

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My Secret Recipe Tips

Preparing Russian rock cookies is not a tough deal. Even this dish needs very little effort and time. But it needs some caution to avoid problems. Here are some tips for you to reach the perfect rock cookie:

  • Use low-protein flour and add good-quality vanilla extract to enhance the flavor.
  • It’s better to grind the nuts and berries rather than use them intact. Grind nuts properly to get a perfect and rich blend.
  • Allow at least 2 inches of free space between the cookies as they are spread while baking.
  • Chill the dough before baking. It will make your cookies thick, crispy, and hard.
  • Don’t overbake the cookies. It is better to bake Russian rock cookies until they turn golden brown.

Nutrition Facts of Russian Rock Cookies

Russian Rock Cookies Recipe

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Russian Rock Cookies, a scrumptious treat crafted with a blend of butter, sugar, flour, and a touch of wholesome nuts. These delectable cookies provide a burst of energy with their rich carbohydrate content. The combination of protein-packed nuts and the swirl of healthy fats creates a truly irresistible bite.

Serving Russian Rock Cookies for Christmas

Indulge in the joy of the holiday season with Russian Rock Cookie. These delightful cookies bring the spirit of Russia to your Christmas celebration. Made with traditional ingredients like honey, spices, and nuts, they offer a delightful taste experience.

Whether dusted with powdered sugar or adorned with icing, these homemade treats are a festive way to celebrate Russian culture. Experience the magic of Christmas with each bite of these delicious delights.


What makes Russian Rock Cookies Hard?

The main reason may be overmixing of dough and overusing flour. As pastry flour is gluten flour, overmixing leads to the formation of excess gluten that makes rock cookies much harder. Excess sugar also results in rock-hard cookies.

Hardness is a feature of rock cookies. However, if you want to soften cookies, you can use extra butter and milk. Or using a softener like softened butter, granulated sugar, etc., also works.

What makes Rock Cookies Stay Thick?

You can follow several steps to make your cookies thick and sticky. Bleached flour works best for making cookies sticky. Besides, using a silicone baking mat instead of baking sheets or parchment paper is a good option if you are facing a problem. 

I used a trick before. Chilling out cookie dough really works great. Though all cookies don’t need the process. 

To get more tricks, you can go through- Prevent Cookies from Spreading. 

Which type of flour is best for baking Rock cookies?

All-purpose or pastry flour is the best choice for baking cookies. Bread flour has excess gluten, while coconut flour is gluten-free. Both of these flours may cause problems after baking cookies. Flours that have a high amount of starch should be avoided.

What Makes Cookies Soft or Crisp?

Three factors mainly contribute to making cookies soft or crispy: Low-protein flour, sugar, and eggs are the main factors that make your desired cookies crispier. Also, butter and granulated sugar make cookies more soft and chewy.

Sugar creates a crispy texture, and eggs moisturize the cookies. Hence, after baking, cookies get softer as well as crispier.

How should I store and preserve Russian rock cookies?

To properly store and preserve Russian cookies, place them in an airtight container at room temperature. For added freshness, refrigeration is an option. Protect the cookies from direct sunlight and moisture to maintain their texture. When stored correctly, Russian rock cookies can stay fresh for approximately two weeks.


I hope my Russian Rock Cookies Recipe ware a delightful treat that is easy and beginner friendly. By using quality ingredients and following my proper techniques, you can create the perfect batch of these delicious cookies. Share this recipe with your friends and family on social media so they can enjoy these tasty treats too.

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