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Chocolate Star Blossoms

by Emily
(Athens, Georgia)

Chocolate Star Blossom Cookies

Chocolate Star Blossom Cookies

During my childhood, this was my favorite Christmas cookie. My mom used to always make them for the family as well as an extra batch that I could take to school and share with my friends.

I have modified the recipe to use a chocolate cake mix which really helps me save some time now that I make them for my family.

The candies on top are Brach's milk chocolate stars. I always loved the way these chocolates would get slightly melty - it's the best time to enjoy these cookies - when they're warm and right from the oven!

Fudge Chocolate Star Blossoms

Ingredients:
  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) fudge chocolate cake mix (I like Betty Crocker's Super Moist mix)
  • 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 48 Brach's milk chocolate star candies

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.

Add walnuts to shallow dish; set aside.

In a large bowl, add cake mix then cut in butter until mixture turns crumbly.

Add egg and 2 tablespoons water and mix well.
Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls then roll in nuts to coat.

Place nut-coated cookie dough balls on ungreased cookie sheets at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12 minutes or until cookies get a little puffy.

Remove from oven and place one chocolate star in center of each cookie and return to oven for 1 minute.

Remove from oven and allow cookies to sit on sheet for 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

This recipe makes about 48 Chocolate Star Blossom Cookies

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