Associate editor Kelsey Smith loved when her mom made her favorite cookies during the holidays. Even though the mother-daughter duo now have a 200-mile distance between them, Kelsey is always reminded of her family and warm memories when biting into a sweet, chocolate chip kisses cookie.
1 bag (10 ounces) Hershey’s Kisses
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/3cup granulated sugar
1/3cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup Hershey Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Heat oven to 375 F. Remove wrappers from Hershey Kisses.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well-blended. Add flour to the butter mixture; blend until smooth. Stir in small chocolate chips.
Mold scant tablespoon dough around each chocolate piece, covering completely. Shape into balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare chocolate drizzle, if desired. Drizzle over each cookie.
Chocolate drizzle directions
Place ¼ cup of Hershey’s Mini Chips and one teaspoon of shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave on high an additional 20 seconds or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.