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Secret Almond Cookies


2 hours
Skill Level
36 cookies

Don't let these simple-looking cookies fool you. They've got a secret flavor inside just waiting to reveal itself. Hidden at the center of each of these Secret Almond Cookies is the rich taste of HERSHEY'S KISSES Milk Chocolates with Almonds. Surprise!  There's just something magical that happens when you bake this chocolate almond HERSHEY'S KISSES recipe, so bring that magic into your kitchen and share it with family, friends and neighbors!  To find more delicious ideas that combine chocolate, almond and HERSHEY'S KISSES Candy in one recipe, bake a batch of Chocolate Almond Blossoms.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
11 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour


  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
  • 1/2 cup
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups
    silvered almonds finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract (optional)
  • 1 cup
    powdered sugar for rolling


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

Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.


Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add flour, almonds and almond extract, if desired; beat on low speed of mixer until well blended.


Try roasting almond pieces before chopping.


Using about 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie, shape dough around each chocolate piece; roll in hand to make ball. (Be sure to cover each chocolate piece completely). Place on ungreased cookie sheet.


Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set but not browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. While still slightly warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Roll again in powdered sugar just before serving.

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