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Monday, May 17, 2010

Day 16--Mint Kiss Cookies


A recipe from Hershey's. Originally, when Hershey's Mint Kisses first showed up on the store shelves, they were difficult to find--and then only at holiday time. These cookies were a hit with friends and family, and not being able to find the kisses was tragic. Although, these are just as good with plain kisses. The 'filled' kisses don't work as well.

One year I made these and used green tinted powdered sugar calling them Leprechaun Balls.

Magical Mint Kiss Cookies

1 cup butter or margaine
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
48 Hershey's kisses, unwrapped
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour and cocoa then gradually add to the butter mixture. Beat until blended. Mold a scant tablespoon dough around each kiss, covering completely. Shape into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute then remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar.