Secret Kiss Cookies/Russian Tea Cakes with a twist

Deneece Gursky

By
@Smokeygirlxo

Nana Devine made her Pecan Balls as she called them since I couldnt pronounce the polish word she used lol...my mother in law called them russian tea cakes and I have seen them listed as Mexican wedding cakes too. The recipes all seem basically the same, maybe a tad more of this or a bit less of that.
My favorite way to eat them though is with the hershey kiss snuggled inside : ) Nana made them this way when I got older and quite frankly I love them!! Who wouldnt enjoy biting into powdered sugary goodness filled with a smooth chocolate center?


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Serves:

makes about 3 dozen

Ingredients

2 stick
butter, softened
1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 c
chopped pecans or walnuts
30-36
hersheys kisses, unwrapped
powdered sugar

I HAVE ALSO GOTTEN CREATIVE AND USED THE FLAVORED HERSHEYS KISSES WHEN AVAILABLE THRUOUT THE YEAR SUCH AS THE CORDIAL CHERRY AND CARAMEL VARIETIES

ANOTHER JAP MEMBER CHERYL ROMANO MAKES THESE USING A MARASCHINO CHERRY (WIPED DRY) IN THE CENTER! THIS SOUNDS AMAZING AND I AM DEFINITELY GIVING IT A TRY!

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy.
2
Add flour and walnuts and beat on low speed of mixer until well blended.
3
Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to handle.
4
Heat oven to 375°F.
5
Shape about 1 tablespoon of dough around each hersheys kiss and roll to make ball. (Make sure chocolate is completely covered) Put cookies on ungreased cookie sheet.
6
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.
7
Cool slightly. While cookies are still slightly warm, roll them in powdered sugar. Cool completely. (I roll mine again after cooled)
8
If you prefer you can mix together cocoa and powdered sugar and roll them in that.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
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