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Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Triple chocolate kiss cookies with a super chocolatey center and crisp sugary coating. A fun holiday cookie for chocolate lovers.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened 
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar divided
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 oz semi-sweet chocolate melted
  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • Milk chocolate Kisses unwrapped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Add 1/4 cup granulated sugar to a small bowl, set aside. 
  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate in 30 second intervals. Stir after each interval. Repeat until fully melted. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, followed by salt and baking powder. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in cocoa powder, followed by melted chocolate. Add flour one cup at a time, increasing after each addition. Mix until fully incorporated. If dough is too sticky to work with, chill for 15-20 minutes before continuing. 
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop and shape dough into smooth balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place sugar coated dough balls on prepared baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes. Immediately press an unwrapped chocolate kiss into each cookie. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely and allow chocolate to set. 
  • Once chocolate has completely set, cookies may be stored in an airtight container. 

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel