Decadent Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Indulge in the sweet embrace of our Decadent Chocolate Kiss Cookies. Each cookie is a harmonious blend of rich, velvety chocolate and a delightful surprise – a luscious chocolate kiss nestled at its heart. Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are sure to be a hit with both kids and adults alike.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 48 chocolate kiss candies, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add Wet Ingredients: Beat in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  4. Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  5. Mix Dry into Wet: Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, beating well.
  6. Stir in Chocolate Chips: Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Shape Cookies: Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  8. Bake: Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set.
  9. Add Chocolate Kiss: Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
  10. Cool: Let them cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Tips

  • Dough Consistency: If the dough is too sticky, chill it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Perfect Kiss Placement: Press the chocolate kisses gently into the cookies right after they come out of the oven.
  • Storing Cookies: Store in an airtight container to keep them fresh. They can also be frozen for later enjoyment.
  • Variations: Feel free to experiment with different types of chocolate kisses or chips for a variety of flavors.

Enjoy baking these delightful Chocolate Kiss Cookies and share the joy with friends and family!

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