From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...These Christmas kisses are a chocolate lover's delight. They are simple to make and if you can bring yourself to share them, your guests will love these chocolate cookies that have chocolate kisses hidden inside them. The recipe comes from Hershey's and while most folks love the cookies, a few have reported they are too crumbly for their taste. I have not had that problem, and having made the cookies several times, I am comfortable sharing the recipe with you. Here is how the chocolate snowball cookies are made.
Chocolate Snowball Cookies...from the Kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of Hershey's test kitchen
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds
3/4 cup toffee bits
60 milk chocolate kisses
3/4 cup powdered sugar for rolling
1) Beat butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda; add with milk to butter mixture until well blended. Stir in nuts and toffee bits.
2) Refrigerate until firm enough to handle, at least 2 hours. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press chocolate piece into each ball, covering completely with dough. Reshape into balls; place on prepared cookie sheet.
3) Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely; roll in powdered sugar. Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
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