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Easy Chocolate-Stuffed Russian Tea Cakes

Easy Chocolate-Stuffed Russian Tea Cakes
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Ingredients 6
  • Servings 20
Make your holiday cookies extra special with a hidden chocolate center in our easiest-ever version of Russian Tea Cakes.
By Dorothy Kern
Updated September 18, 2020

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Hershey's® Kisses® Brand milk chocolates, chocolate stars, chocolate chips, or other small chocolate candies, unwrapped if needed
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper or silicone nonstick baking mats.
  • 2
    Into large bowl, crumble 1 roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies with hands. Add 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix with electric mixer until dough is stiff and well combined. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.)
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1 tablespoon balls (about 40); gently flatten each ball. For each cookie, place 1 milk chocolate candy or several chips in center of each flattened ball. Place second flattened ball of dough on top of candy; press edge to seal and roll between hands to make a ball. Place cookie sheets.
  • 4
    Bake about 10 minutes or until edges are just slightly golden. (Depending on candy used, balls may flatten more than others.) Cool 2 to 3 minutes on cookie sheets until they can be picked up without falling apart.
  • 5
    Place 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar in small bowl. Roll each cookie in powdered sugar to coat. Store cookies in airtight container up to 4 days.

  • For a super-powdered sugar look, re-roll the cookies a second time before serving.
  • Peanut butter cups or caramel candies would also be great for stuffing inside!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
20g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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