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Bird's Nest Tea Cakes

Bird's Nest Tea Cakes

  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
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Joy

A delicious, chocolatey twist on the traditional Russian tea cake recipe. My daughter always loves to help bake (and eat) these.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.5g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 80 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Combine flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl to form a dough; stir in pecans.
  2. Shape dough into a large ball and refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Make an indentation with thumb in the middle of each ball, forming a 'nest'.
  6. Fill each nest with about 1 teaspoon chocolate chips.
  7. Bake nests in the preheated oven until edges are crisp (cookies will not brown), 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack, about 15 minutes.
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Cookie734

2/27/2013

Delicately delicious. Melt-in-your-mouth good!

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