Are you ready to embark on a delightful culinary journey that will transport your taste buds to a realm of chocolatey ecstasy? Look no further than the delectable Hershey’s Secret Kiss Cookies recipe. These cookies are not just your average sweet treat; they’re a testament to the art of baking and a perfect blend of buttery goodness and rich Hershey’s chocolate. Whether you’re an experienced baker or just looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, this recipe is sure to leave you craving more.
Who Should Make These Cookies?
These Hershey’s Secret Kiss Cookies are a must-try for anyone who appreciates the magic that happens when butter, sugar, and chocolate come together. If you’re a baking enthusiast seeking a new challenge, this recipe offers a delightful twist on traditional cookies. Moreover, it’s a fantastic choice for:
- Families: Share the joy of baking with your loved ones. These cookies are fun to make together, and everyone can participate in adding Hershey’s Kisses.
- Holiday Bakers: Looking for that perfect treat to bring to your holiday gatherings? These cookies are festive and guaranteed to be a hit.
- Cookie Exchange Participants: Impress your friends at your next cookie exchange event with this unique and irresistible creation.
- Chocolate Lovers: If you’re someone who can never get enough chocolate, these cookies will be your new obsession.
To make these cookies, you’ll need some basic kitchen equipment:
- Mixing bowls
- Electric mixer or hand mixer
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheets
- Measuring cups and spoons
- A refrigerator for chilling the dough
- Oven for baking
Now, let’s dive into the details of creating these heavenly delights!
Before you start your baking adventure, ensure you have the following ingredients ready:
- 1 cup of butter (softened)
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 cup of pecans (chopped finely)
- 1 package of Hershey’s Kisses
- 2 – 3 cups of powdered sugar
In a bowl, combine the butter, sugar, and Vanilla, and cream together until smooth.
Add the Pecans, and flour, and stir until well combined. Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for about 45 minutes.
While the dough is chilling, line 2 cookie sheets with Parchment paper, and remove the wrappers from the chocolate Kisses.
When the dough is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator, and using about a Tablespoonful of dough, roll it slightly in your palms, and press in the centre.
Place a chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie dough, and pull the dough up around the candy. Gently roll the dough to form a ball and place it on the parchment paper. Continue until you’ve used all the dough.
Place the cookie sheets in the oven at 375 degrees for 14 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown on the bottom edges.
Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool until they are just warm. Place a clean piece of Parchment paper on the counter and place the powdered sugar in a bowl.
Place a small bit of powdered sugar where each cookie is set on the parchment paper. When the cookies are still warm, roll them in the powdered sugar in the bowl, then place them on the parchment paper on powdered sugar to prevent them from sticking.
Allow cookies to completely cool. Serve and Enjoy!
If you somehow have any leftover Hershey’s Secret Kiss Cookies (which is rare!), store them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll remain fresh for several days, though we doubt they’ll last that long.