Friday, December 12, 2008

Day 1: Thumbprint Kiss Cookies

Hershey's Kiss Cookies
1/4 c  Brown sugar, packed
1/4 c Margarine; softened
1/4 c Shortening
1 Egg; separated
1/2 ts Vanilla
1 c All-purpose flour
1/4 ts Salt
3/4 c Finely chopped nuts
3 Hershey's kisses

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix brown sugar, shortening,
margarine, egg
yolk, and vanilla. Mix in flour and salt untl dough holds together. Shape
dough into 1 inch balls. Beat egg whites lightly. Dip each ball into egg
white; roll in nuts. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Press thumb deeply in center of each.
Bake until light brown, about 8 to 9 minutes. Immediately remove from
cookie sheet. Place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie.
Kiss will melt slightly from warmth of cookie. Let them
cool thoroughly and the Kiss harden again before storing. Makes
about 3 dozen cookies.If you prefer, you can make
peanut butter cookies instead with the thumbprint and Hershey Kiss.

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