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Chocolate Lover's Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Lover's Kiss Cookies from SugarSpunRun.com
Servings 3 dozen cookies
Author Sam Merritt

Ingredients

  • 12 Tablespoons unsalted butter softened (170g)
  • cups sugar (300g)
  • ½ cup light or dark brown sugar tightly packed (100g)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour (312g)
  • 1 cup natural cocoa powder (100g)
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups powdered sugar for rolling (250g)
  • 3 dozen milk chocolate kisses unwrapped

Instructions

  • Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large bowl, and use an electric mixer) and beat together until ingredients are well-creamed.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, stirring until completely combined, and then stir in vanilla extract.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients to your wet ingredients until completely combined.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • After chilling, preheat oven to 350F (175C) and prepare baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into 1½ Tablespoon-sized balls and roll thoroughly in powdered sugar.
  • Transfer to baking sheet and bake on 350F (175C) for 10-12 minutes -- take care to not over-bake.
  • Within 1-2 minutes of removing cookies from oven, gently press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
  • Allow cookies to finish cooling completely on baking sheet before enjoying.