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Chocolate-Filled Russian Tea Cakes

  • Prep 2 hr 0 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 48

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

Ingredients

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • For cookies with more dazzle, use coarse red and green sparkling sugars instead of the colored granulated sugars.
  • Chopped pecans can be used instead of the walnuts.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
4%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Potassium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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