Hidden Surprise Cookies
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Servings: Yields approx 4 dozen
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • About 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Caramel Chocolates, unwrapped
  • Powdered sugar
  • Reynolds Parchment Paper
DIRECTIONS
  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until creamy.
  3. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
  4. Mold scant tablespoon dough around each chocolate piece, covering completely.
  5. Shape into balls.
  6. Place on cookie sheet lined with Reynolds Parchment Paper.
  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set.
  8. Cool about 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Roll in powdered sugar.
  11. Roll in sugar again just before serving, if desired. About 4 dozen cookies.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
This recipe was adapted from a Hershey recipe I found in a magazine. Originally it called for the use of Hershey Kisses Mint I decided on using Hershey Kisses Caramel. OMG what a great treat as the caramel melts in the center of this cookie...nothing like chocolate and caramel. This is another must on my Christmas cookie list.