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KISSES Red Velvet Chocolate Blossoms

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
48 cookies

Add sweet swirls of white creme candy to these red velvet cake inspired blossoms with HERSHEY’S HUGS candies. These are classic blossom cookies with a few twists! The recipe helps you bake red velvet cake-like cookies with HERSHEY’S HUGS candies on top for the ultimate holiday dessert that also uses classic HERSHEY’S cocoa. Once cooled, bite into these rich cookies bursting with chocolate, white creme, cocoa, and red velvet flavors.They’re the perfect treats to help you say, “I love you,” on Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1 Tbsp
    red food color
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2/3 cup
    white decorator's sugar or granulated sugar for rolling
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Directions

Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Mixer Mixer
 Bowl Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Cookie Sheet Cookie Sheet
Wire Rack Wire Rack
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.

2

Beat butter, 1 cup granulated sugar, egg, milk, red food color and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into butter mixture, beating until well blended.

3

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in decorator's sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie is set (do NOT over bake). Remove from oven; cool 3 to 4 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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