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Russian Tea Cakes with Hershey' Kiss

Sara Garska
Granny's Surprise Cookies are the cookie we all look forward to most during the Christmas season! She takes traditional Russian Tea Cakes and adds a chocolate Hershey Kiss to the middle of each one. It's absolutely divine!
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 19 mins
Total Time 49 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 24
Calories 53 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Cooling rack


  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar plus 1/2 cup for rolling cookies in after baking
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hershey's Kisses Dark or Milk Chocolate


  • Mix all ingredients until a smooth dough forms. It should be easy to handle and not too sticky.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Wrap approximately 1 TB of dough around a Hershey Kiss and place on cookie sheet.
    placing Hershey Kiss in cookie dough
  • Repeat with each cookie. These cookies don’t spread out, so you can put them fairly close together.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 14 to 17 minutes. Do not over-bake; you don’t want the cookies to brown.
  • When cookies have cooled some, but are still warm, dip them in confection’s sugar. Then when they are completely cool, dip them again.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 53kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 39mgPotassium: 27mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 17IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Christmas, cookies, desserts
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