Suvorov Cookies

Печенье Суворовское

Preparation info

  • 5 Dozen

    Small Cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Taste of Russia

A Taste of Russia

By Darra Goldstein

Published 1983

  • About

Aleksandr Suvorov was a great Russian military commander who found fame during the Russo-Turkish Wars of the late eighteenth century. Exactly how these dainty biscuits came to be named after him has been lost to history, but we do know that the recipe is an old one, dating back to his time. These biscuits are very elegant for tea.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (all-purpose) flour
  • ¼ cup


Cut the butter into the flour. Add the sugar, cream, and salt. Form the mixture into a ball and wrap in waxed paper. Chill for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

On a floured board, roll out the dough 1/8-inch thick. Using a flower-shaped cookie cutter (or other decorative shape), cut out the