Almond Kisses

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READY IN: 25mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1 12
    cups butter (3 sticks)
  • 2
    cups granulated white sugar
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 1
    teaspoon almond extract
  • 18
    cup molasses (2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 12
    teaspoons baking soda
  • 1
    teaspoon baking powder
  • 1
    teaspoon salt (if you are using salted almonds, cut the salt to 1/2 tsp.)
  • 1 12
    cups ground almonds (measure after grinding)
  • 4
    cups flour
  • 13
    ounces Hershey chocolate kisses
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DIRECTIONS

  • Microwave the butter in your mixing bowl to melt it.
  • Add the sugar, vanilla, almond extract and molasses.
  • Stir until blended.
  • Add the baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Grind up the almonds. Add them to the bowl and mix.
  • Beat the eggs, then pour in and stir.
  • Add the flour and mix all the ingredients until thoroughly blended.
  • Let dough firm up for a few minutes.
  • Form into walnut-sized balls and arrange on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet.
  • Cut the Hershey's kisses in half so that each has a point and a base. Press the halves in the middle of your cookie balls, cut side down.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then remove to a wire rack to finishe cooling.
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