Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Cookie Recipe #192 - Secret Kiss Cookies
Unwrap the outer cocoa-covered cookie shell to reach the chocolate present inside-it's a party in your mouth!
Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks)butter, softened, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup finely chopped walnuts, 1 bag (6 ounces) Kisses candies, powdered sugar, cocoa.
Instructions: In large mixing bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add flour and walnuts; beat until well blended. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm enough to handle. Remove wrappers from Kisses; set aside. In small bowl sift together 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon cocoa; set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Using approximately 1 tablespoon of dough for each cookie, shape dough around each chocolate piece; roll to make a ball. Be sure to cover each chocolate piece completely. Place on ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake 10-12 minutes in preheated 375 degree oven or until cookies are set but not brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire racks.
While still slightly warm, roll each cookie in powdered sugar/cocoa mixture. Allow to cool completely. Just before serving, roll cookies again in mixture.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
"Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook", Brimar Publishing Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1993.