Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kiss Cookies

If I could live off cookies, it would be these. Not only because they are delicious, but because of all the memories attached to these little guys. The recipe was given to my mom from a family friend and since what feels like forever, kiss cookies have always been served on the Christmas cookie tray. That adds to the specialty of these, they only come out at Christmas. Except for the special occasion here and there. Like 2 years ago (I can't believe it's already been 2 years!) when I had the honor of being in Cousin's wedding and we had her bridal shower at our house, obviously kiss cookies were served, because kiss cookies are our cookies. I couldn't tell you how or why they became "our" cookies, but they are, making them more special than any other Christmas cookie that's put out.
Even though Cousin (she really does have a real name, but cousin is here real name to me, so cousin she will be) lives 6 hours away from me and is 6 years older than me, when we're together it doesn't seem we've been apart for as long as we have nor that she has a big kid job and is married and I'm never growing up or leaving college (sorry, mom) we still go about just where we left off.
This weekend we're having an Engagement party for another cousin and as my mom and I were deciding menus and what would be made, it only seemed fitting that kiss cookies were served along side the cake.

The most tedious task of the cookies is 1. waiting patiently for the dough to harden, the kisses to freeze and 2. unwrapping all the dang kisses!

Kiss Cookies (aka bon-bon cookies)
makes about 40

1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour
1 bag Hershey's kisses

1. Unwrap kisses, set aside.
2. Cream butter and sugar.
3. Add vanilla.
4. Slowly add the flour.
5. Form a large ball, wrap in wax paper. Refrigerate 1/2 hour.*
6. Use 1 teaspoon dough with 1 kiss, roll in a ball until kiss is covered by dough.
7. Place balls on cookie sheet and freeze for 20 minutes.
8. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
9. Dip in frosting when cool. (confectioner's sugar and milk)

*It's okay if your dough looks like this..just mush it together and you'll get a ball!

The final product..


1 comment:

  1. know how much i love kiss cookies?!?!? ALMOST as much as i love YOU, cousin :)