Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Festive Fudge Blossoms

Festive Fudge Blossoms

Festive Fudge Blossoms

Making cookies this holiday season? Check out these tips for making Christmas cookies.

Prep and Bake Time 30 minutes


Makes 4 dozen cookies


1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 box (about 18 ounces) chocolate fudge cake mix
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons water
3/4 to 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
48 chocolate star candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut butter into cake mix in large bowl until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg and water until well blended.
  2. Shape dough into 1/2-inch balls; roll in walnuts, pressing nuts gently into dough. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake cookies 12 minutes or until puffed and nearly set. Place chocolate star in center of each cookie; bake 1 minute. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 cookie
Calories 73
Total Fat 4 g
Fiber <1 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Carbohydrate 10 g
Protein 1 g
Sodium 120 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1/2
Fat 1

Check out more recipes for Christmas

More to Explore