CHOCOLATE SURPRISE COOKIES
(bake 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees ~ makes about 8 dozen)
Purchase and unwrap
8 dozen Hersheys Chocolate Kisses
1 1/2 cup of butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
4 teas vanilla
1 teas almond extract
Add and Mix Thoroughly3 1/2 cups flour
1 teas baking powder
1/2 tea salt
1 cup very finely chopped blanched almonds
Refrigerate dough to make it less sticky. Form balls around each kiss so kiss is completely enclosed. The thinner the dough on each kiss, the more kisses can be covered. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet until starting to turn light golden color. These taste better when cool.
We made a DOUBLE batch (200 kisses) so that there would be plenty left over for Christmas gifts.
First the kids counted out 200 kisses using a tallying system.
Then the kids peeled the foil off the kisses.
Next we creamed the butter and sugars.
Next the kids chopped the blanched almonds.
Then they took a break for a sensory moment. Ahhh...feel the blanched almonds.
Now we mixed in the rest of the flour and such. This was about the time Mommy realized that she really did not have a big enough bowl for a double batch and she really NEEDS a Kitchen Aid mixer. The kids started getting really messy, and the dog started waiting for flying food to land at her feet.
After giving up on the mixer and Mommy mixing the dough with her hands, it looked like this.
The kids rolled kisses into dough and put them on a baking sheet.
Yummy loveliness! You can dress them up with some frosting and sprinkles if you wish, but we never do this. They are sweet without any icing.