These Chocolate Chip Holiday Tea Cakes are for all the chocolate fans out there! This variation of the beloved holiday cookie incorporates chocolate chips inside as well as melted chocolate drizzled on top.
- 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.
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Simple and Elegant
These cookies are simply the best..and they are so simple to make, yet they look like it took you hours. I have been baking a batch every night for the past 3 nights, family and friends love them. They make a really great gift. I do suggest you use the mini chips, I also chose pecans as my chopped nut to put in. Will be making a few more batches before Christmas.
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