Bird's Nest Tea Cakes Recipe

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Bird's Nest Tea Cakes
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  1. Combine flour, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl to form a dough; stir in pecans.
  2. Shape dough into a large ball and refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on a baking sheet.
  5. Make an indentation with thumb in the middle of each ball, forming a 'nest'.
  6. Fill each nest with about 1 teaspoon chocolate chips.
  7. Bake nests in the preheated oven until edges are crisp (cookies will not brown), 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack, about 15 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2514.13 Kcal (10526 kJ)
Calories from fat 1750.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 194.49g 299%
Cholesterol 244.03mg 81%
Sodium 307.06mg 13%
Potassium 557.07mg 12%
Total Carbs 198.83g 66%
Sugars 66.52g 266%
Dietary Fiber 18.12g 72%
Protein 24.07g 48%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 11.2mg 62%
Calcium 112.6mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 541.84 Kcal (2269 kJ)
Calories from fat 377.24 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.92g 299%
Cholesterol 52.59mg 81%
Sodium 66.18mg 13%
Potassium 120.06mg 12%
Total Carbs 42.85g 66%
Sugars 14.34g 266%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g 72%
Protein 5.19g 48%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 38%
Iron 2.4mg 62%
Calcium 24.3mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 65.7
  • 72

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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