Prep 20 mins
Cook 13 mins
Someone (bless them) sent me some Hershey's Kisses together with a small recipe book that Hershey's put out. This was one of the recipes that looked good enough for me to sacrifice some Kisses for. It was. Roar... (Prep time does not include 6 hours in the fridge)
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable oil
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa
- 3 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- powdered sugar
- 48 Hershey chocolate kisses, unwrapped
- Combine the sugar and oil in a large bowl.
- Add the cocoa, beating until well blended.
- Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder and salt, gradually add to the cocoa mixture, beating well.
- Cover and refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle, at least 6 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Grease a cookie sheet or line it with parchment paper (that one is my trick).
- Shape the dough into 1-inch balls (the dough will still be sticky, you might want to wet your hands just a bit).
- Roll in powdered sugar to coat.
- Place about the balls about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are cracked.
- Immediately press a Kiss into the center of each cookie.
- Cool slightly.
- Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
- Cool completely.
Very good, easy recipe. Remember the chill time- that's very important. Mirj, thanks for the tip about wetting your hands - it really helps! Four starts instead of 5 - it's a texture thing for me - the cookies aren't as chewy as Peanut Butter Blossoms; they're more crispy, but they do have a great taste. I got exactly 45 cookies - I have 3 that are too big - so 48 is an accurate estimate. My 5 year-old wonders why they aren't called zebra cookies, though? They are brownish/black and white, after all!
These cookies recieved rave reviews from my family. The chill time is important as someone said previously, but another tip is to use a pair of silicone scrapers. I pulled the batter up on one scraper and scraped it off with the other into the sugar and then formed my ball. The powder sugar kept it from sticking to my hands.