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Kisses Cocoa Cookies

  • Category: Dessert
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  • Town/State: Sonora, CA
  • Makes About 54 Cookies
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Cooking time: 12 minutes

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Amount Measure Ingredients
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
1 cup finely chopped pecans
54 Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates
Powdered sugar
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Salt and Pepper to taste

To prepare:

Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add pecans; beat until well blended. Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Heat oven to 375 F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Mold scant tablespoon of dough around each chocolate, covering completely. Shape into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool about 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar. Roll in powdered sugar again just before serving, if desired.