Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cherry Cordial Chocolate Cookies brought by NM

1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup butter 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon of cherry extract (I didn't have any so I used 1 tb of cherry flavored Torani) 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 (10 ounce) package Hershey’s Cherry Cordial Kisses, unwrapped Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, extract, and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to avoid cookies from flattening. After your dough has chilled, drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 minutes or until set up but the centers are still soft. Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes. Top each cookie with an unwrapped Kiss. Allow to cool long enough for the Kisses to harden.

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