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Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes

Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea CakesThis variation of the beloved holiday cookie incorporates chocolate chips inside, as well as a chocolate drizzle outside.

Recipe Ingredients:

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 ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Makes 54 cookies (4 1/2 dozen).

Tip: For a spicier cookie, add 2 to 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to flour before adding to butter-sugar mixture.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/54 of recipe): Calories: 93 Calories from Fat: 56 Total Fat: 6.1 g Saturated Fat: 3.1 g Cholesterol: 9 mg Sodium: 35 mg Carbohydrates: 8.9 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 4.3 g Protein: .7 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.