Sunday, May 29, 2011

Chocolate Surprise Cookies


3/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
20-25 Hershey kisses
1 1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
3/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder


Prehead oven to 350.  Combine the butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer set on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla.  Combine the flour and cinnamon in another medium bowl.  Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.  Mix well.

Shape the dough into 20-25 1-inch ball.  Flatten each ball in a 2-inch round.  Place the rounds 1 inch apart on 2 ungreased baking sheets.  Place 1 chocolate kiss in the center of each round.  Enclose the candy with the dough, making sure the candy is completely sealed in the dough.  Bake until golden, about 13-15 minutes.

Combine the confectioners'  sugar and cocoa in a small bowl.  Sprinkle over the hot cookies.  cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

*I did not have Hershey kisses, but I did have some candy I had leftover from Easter! Worked out very well! And it's egg-free so you can eat the dough! ;)

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