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Kisses Cocoa Cookies

Kisses Cocoa CookiesA creamy, chocolate candy 'Kiss' is sweetly tucked inside these yummy cocoa cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa (unsweetened)
1 cup finely chopped pecans
About 54 Hershey's Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates
Powdered sugar for rolling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.
  2. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add pecans; beat until well blended. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Remove wrappers from chocolates.
  5. Mold scant tablespoon of dough around each chocolate, covering completely. Shape into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool about 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Roll in powdered sugar. Roll in powdered sugar again just before serving, if desired.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/54 of recipe): Calories: 90; Saturated Fat: 3.5g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 30mg; Total Carbohydrate: 9g; Sugars: 6g; Calcium: 0mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of HersheysCookies.com; through ARA Content.