Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies
Here are some deliciously simple cookies. They are buttery, crumbly, bite size, and covered with chocolate. I quartered the recipe and got 15 1-inch cookies. I also added a bit of Kahlua to the melted chocolate because these cookies begged to have Kahlua added to them.
Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes
Source: Nestle

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup finely chopped nuts
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BEAT butter and powdered sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour and nuts. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 10 to 12 minutes or until set and light golden brown on bottom. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

MICROWAVE remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on HIGH (100%) power for 30 to 45 seconds; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over cookies. Refrigerate cookies for about 5 minutes or until chocolate is set. Store at room temperature in airtight containers.

NOTE: For a spicier cookie, add 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to flour before adding to butter-sugar mixture.
Chocolate Chip Tea Cookies


Eliana said...

Hmmmm - they look super delish girl!

vickdn said...

mmm anything kahlua is delish!

Megan said...

I love those cookies! They go by so many different names, but are perfect no matter what we call them.

Fallon said...

I'm all about a buttery cookie with chocolate added. These look like cookie dough to me!