Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas kisses cookies

Tonight is the stake musical fireside and I'm supposed to bring cookies. So why not experiment with a new recipe? And this one showed up in my reader and looked cute soooo... DONE.

These were easy to make. Once again, I heart my cookie scoop.
Those are some big chocolate chips!

Just be careful not to move the cookies to the cooling rack before they're ready.... Oops!

Very chocolatey, with just a hint of mint. Enjoy!

From Our Best Bites.

1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening
1/2 c. real butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
optional: 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract (I didn't use)
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. flour, lightly spooned into measuring cups and leveled with a knife
1/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
48 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped (Found 'em at Wal-mart!)

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together softened butter, shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar for 1-2 minutes on medium-high speed or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Meanwhile, combine the baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.

Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the centers are set but still soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Top each cookie with an unwrapped Candy Cane Kiss. Allow to cool completely, long enough for the Kiss to harden. If necessary, after the cookies have cooled, they can be placed in the refrigerator or freezer to re-solidify the Kiss.

1 comment:

  1. I made this last night. I'll blog shortly about stealing your recipe! :D