Friday, January 11, 2008

Cocoa Kiss Cookies

Last night I was up late making one of our family's favorite cookies - Cocoa Kiss Cookies. (Recipe below.) They are as good as they sound. The batter is sooo scrumptious you can eat it by the spoonful (just make sure you leave enough to bake a few cookies with!)

So naturally, last night, hubby caught me "multi-tasking" - licking the whisk, while I walked to the sink! A chunk of batter fell on the kitchen floor while I was walking. Hubby said, "Are you gonna pick that up or just lick it off the floor?" I laughed so hard, because he's a pretty funny guy and because the comment reminded me of my friend's chocolate story (here) and if the floor had just been cleaned . . . I would have considered it!

Cocoa Kiss Cookies

1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. Hershey's Cocoa
1 bag (9 oz) Hershey's Kisses
Powdered sugar

In large bowl, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Heat oven to 375 F. Remove wrappers from kisses. Mold scant tablespoon of dough around each chocolate piece, covering completely. Shape into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet or baking stone. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely and roll in powdered sugar.

* option 1 - my kids don't like the powdered sugar, so I make them plain and they are just as yummy!

* option 2 - the original recipe calls for 1 c. finely chopped pecans to be mixed in the dough. I prefer my chocolate unadulterated!


sarah said...

I need to come over for some of these! Thanks for sharing.

Denitra's Den said...

If there are any left, I'll sneak a couple to you tomorrow!

dcrmom said...

That is HILARIOUS! I laughed out loud. And I dropped a dollop of something on the floor this morning, I can't even remember what, and I swiped it up with my fore-finger, and for a split second I considered putting it in my mouth. And then I thought to myself, what on EARTH are you thinking? It was just a reflex, I tell you! Glad I stopped myself just in time. EW!! :-)