Be rewarded with a KISS as you bite into one of these cookies. A melted mouthful of chocolate surrounded by a chocolatey cookie and rolled in powdered sugar makes today's recipe a hit.
Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks)butter, softened, 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, 1 cup finely chopped pecans, 1 bag (9 oz.) Kisses chocolates, unwrapped, powdered sugar for rolling (the cookies, not you...)
Instructions: In large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar, and vanilla; beat until creamy. Add flour and cocoa until thoroughly incorporated. By hand, mix in pecans. Refrigerate dough for about an hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Flatten a tablespoonful of dough in your hand, place a Kiss in the middle, wrap dough around Kiss, and roll in hand, forming a ball. Place balls on ungreased baking sheets about 1 inch apart and bake 10-12 minutes, or until set. Balls will retain their shape. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes before transferring to cooling racks. Roll in small bowl of powdered sugar. Just before serving, roll in powdered sugar once again, if desired.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies. "Hershey's Homemade" by Hershey Foods Corporation in 1991.