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Secret Almond Cookies

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
36 cookies

Don't let these simple looking cookies fool you. They've got a secret inside just waiting to explode with flavor. Hidden in each one is the rich, smooth taste of HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates. Suprise! Chocolate!

Ingredients & Directions

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

Ingredients

  • 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

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

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
1

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

2

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.

Tip

Try roasting almond pieces before chopping.

3

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.

4

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.

Additional questions?