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Easy Chocolate-Stuffed Russian Tea Cakes

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

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a super-powdered sugar look, re-roll the cookies a second time before serving.
  • tip 2
    Peanut butter cups or caramel candies would also be great for stuffing inside!

Nutrition Information

200 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 20g Sugars

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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