Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Seeing that I had no Christmas post, I knew I had to make up for it...
and I present you, a Hershey's Kisses Tree... haha hope you like it!
Anywayz, in case you were wondering, yes the cookie I'm going to be introducing to you all has something to do with Hershey's Kisses. Lots of them:
'Clothed' kisses and ahem, 'naked' ones too!:
Okay I know what they look like. Shhh... don't spoil the moment.
Let me present to you snowball cookies or what i call hershey's surprise kisses...
yes siree, you actually 'hide' the kisses in the dough before popping them in the oven.
I've been wanting to bake these cookies since chancing upon the recipe at Running with Tweezers. These snowball cookies had been Tami's IMBB/SHF cookie swap entry and they looked and sounded absolute delightful. And boy were they promising:
these cookies have a 'melt-in-your-mouth' texture and provides for a sweet surprise. That's cause on the outside they look so ordinary that you wouldn't expect a lovely hershey's kisses middle:
like this! ta dah! Man, I really do love these cookies! Perfect for christmas too. Good as gifts don't you think so? This is gonna be a keeper for sure. Yum yum!
Merry Christmas to all of you!!! It's technically still christmas... since there's like 12 days of it, no? :)
- 1 cup soft butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1 cup finely chopped nuts
- 1 5 3/4 ounce package of chocolate kisses
- Powdered Sugar
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add sifted flour and nuts, blend well.
Chill dough about 1/2 hour.
Remove foil from kisses and shape dough around kisses, using scant tablespoon of dough for each. Roll to form a ball.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 12 minutes until set but not brown
While still warm roll in powdered sugar. Cool and store in a tightly covered container.
Roll in sugar again before serving if desired.
*Recipe courtesy of Tami of Running with Tweezers