This is one of my all time favorite cookies, and yet I only make them once a year. They just seem like a Christmas cookie to me- perhaps because they are always included in the holiday cookie tins my mom, sister and I give out each year. This year was no exception, so I whipped up a double batch and here they are.
Let me tell you about these cookies- they are basically a flaky, buttery, shortbread-like cookie rolled into a ball with a Hershey kiss inside. Oh, and then rolled in powdered sugar to make them even more incredible. They are perfect, adorable, bite sized cookies and I am obsessed with them.
- 1 cup softened butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 c. flour
- 1 bag of Hershey kisses
To make the batter, beat together softened (not melted!) butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Gradually add flour to the mixture.
Next take a small amount of dough in your hand and flatten it to a somewhat pancake-like shape. Be sure not to use too much dough or the kiss to cookie ratio will be off. (I’m a little weird about having a perfect cookie/kiss ratio.) Place an unwrapped kiss on top. (Hint- have a friend unwrap the kisses for you while you make the batter, unwrapping is tedious and my least favorite part.)
Next, fold the dough up and around the Hershey kiss and roll it in your hand until it is the shape of a ball.
Bake at 375 degrees for ten minutes or until the bottom turn a light golden brown. Do not over bake or the chocolate will over harden.
When finished baking, allow the cookies to cool completely then roll in powdered sugar and enjoy. Be careful, these cookies are so little, cute, and tasty that it’s easy to throw back a bunch without even thinking!