Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chocolate Filled Bon Bons

These cookies are mine and my dad's all-time favorite Christmas cookies! The almond flavoring makes the cookie dough taste absolutely amazing and the hershey kiss in the middle puts it over the edge with chocolatey goodness. It wouldn't be Christmas without these cookies and this year we decided to make a double batch so that we don't run out too quickly!
Chocolate Filled Bon Bons

  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3-4 dozen Hershey chocolate kisses (snap off tops so dough covers more easily)
cream shortening and sugars until fluffy. add egg, vanilla and almond extract. beat well. add dry ingredients. mix until blended.
form dough into one inch balls. (add a few teaspoons of water to dough if dry due to elevation). press each ball around a kiss so that the kiss is completely enclosed. dip the top of the ball into sugar granule sprinkles, colors of your choice, to add color to your cookies. bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 degrees. bake for around 20 minutes or until dough is firm and starts to crack a little but do not brown and do not over bake!


Caryn said...

Your photography is so good! We really had a fun day and all the cookies are delicious. I'm so glad you get to spend Christmas here!!! Love you!

J said...

My two daughters and I are making these this morning and it's so fun and yummy! Thanks for the recipe!