Rich Chocolate Teas

These tea cookies are from a vintage recipe. Use the darkest cocoa you can find for the richest chocolate flavor. You can substitute 1/4 cup freshly ground espresso beans for the walnuts.

Makes: 36 cookiesHands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Cream butter, vanilla, and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Stir in rest of ingredients until well blended. Chill at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 15–20 minutes. Cool. Roll in remaining confectioners’ sugar.

Recipe Information

Makes: 36 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Cream butter, vanilla, and 1 cup sugar until smooth. Stir in rest of ingredients until well blended. Chill at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake 15–20 minutes. Cool. Roll in remaining confectioners’ sugar.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories120
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium10mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars7g
Protein1g