Chocolate Cookies with a Kiss

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I found some cupcake flavored Kisses on sale after Valentine’s Day and decided they would be perfect on top of a soft chocolate cookie. They taste like frosting!

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 36 cupcake flavored Kisses, unwrapped

Directions:

In the bowl of a mixer, beat together softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.

In two additions, add flour mixture beating after each one until combined. Add milk and mix again.

Shape dough into a 4-5 inch disk and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats.

Place 1/4 cup of granulated sugar in small bowl.

Scoop about a Tbsp of dough and roll into smooth balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 minutes.

After removing from the oven, use the back of a teaspoon and press slightly into the middle of each hot cookie. Cookies will crack a little around the edges.

After 2-3 minutes remove cookies from baking sheet and place onto a wire rack. Let cool for another few minutes and then place an unwrapped Kiss on each cookie in the dent you made.  Let cool completely. Be sure the chocolate has set before placing in a container.

Makes approx. 36 cookies.

FYI: On my first batch, I learned that if you place the Kisses on the cookies too soon they will melt and look like this. They will still taste great though!img_5511

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