Chocolate-Filled Russian Tea Cakes

Chocolate-Filled Russian Tea Cakes

Chocolate stars are the sweet surprise inside tender, bite-sized cookies coated with powdered sugar.

Prep Time

2:00

Hrs:Mins

Total Time

2:30

Hrs:Mins

Makes

4

dozen

Cookies
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
3/4
cup finely chopped walnuts
48
milk chocolate stars (from 14-oz bag)
Sugar Coating
1
cup powdered sugar
1
tablespoon red sugar
1
tablespoon green sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla with electric mixture on medium speed until well mixed. On low speed, beat in flour, salt and walnuts.
  2. For each cookie, shape scant measuring tablespoonfuls dough around chocolate star to make 1-inch ball; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set and bottoms begin to turn golden brown. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix sugar coating ingredients.
  4. Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheets; roll in sugar coating. Cool completely on cooling racks, about 30 minutes. Roll in sugar coating again.
Makes 4 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tip
For cookies with more dazzle, use coarse red and green sparkling sugars instead of the colored granulated sugars.
Tip
Chopped pecans can be used instead of the walnuts.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 100
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 6g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 45mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.