CHOCOLATE-FILLED RUSSIAN TEA CAKES

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

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


Ingredient List
    Cookies
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Small check mark in a circle icon48 milk chocolate stars (from 14-oz bag)
    Sugar Coating
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 tablespoon red sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 tablespoon green sugar
Preparation
  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.
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.