A chocolate cookie that is rolled in nuts, with thumbprint filled with white icing and topped with a chocolate kiss.

Patsy
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine, white sugar, egg yolk, 2 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture. Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm enough to roll into balls.

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  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, lightly beat egg white.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls; dip in egg white, then roll in nuts. Place on greased baking sheets. Make an indentation with thumb in center of each cookie. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until center is set.

  • To Make the Filling: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar, 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine, 2 teaspoons of milk and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

  • Spoon 1/4 teaspoon of the filling into each warm cookie; gently press a chocolate kiss (unwrapped) in the center. Carefully remove from baking sheet to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts

307.4 calories; 4.5 g protein; 33 g carbohydrates; 40.9 mg cholesterol; 126.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (13)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
These are DELICIOUS!! I made a couple changes though. I did not roll in egg white & walnuts instead I rolled each ball in sugar & did not indent. I only baked for 8 minutes then let them cool for about 1 minute before lightly pressing the kisses in the center. Some of the kisses did melt slightly but not too bad. I also left out the frosting. They were perfect with just the kiss. Soft fudgy chocolatey...perfect! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2002
a little messy to make Read More
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16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
These are DELICIOUS!! I made a couple changes though. I did not roll in egg white & walnuts instead I rolled each ball in sugar & did not indent. I only baked for 8 minutes then let them cool for about 1 minute before lightly pressing the kisses in the center. Some of the kisses did melt slightly but not too bad. I also left out the frosting. They were perfect with just the kiss. Soft fudgy chocolatey...perfect! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
These are DELICIOUS!! I made a couple changes though. I did not roll in egg white & walnuts instead I rolled each ball in sugar & did not indent. I only baked for 8 minutes then let them cool for about 1 minute before lightly pressing the kisses in the center. Some of the kisses did melt slightly but not too bad. I also left out the frosting. They were perfect with just the kiss. Soft fudgy chocolatey...perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2004
These were sooo good a few comments I received: "these could be dangerous" "very addicting". I melted white chocolate for the center instead of glaze and then I drizzled the leftover chocolate on top of the cookies for decoration. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
The taste of these is okay but I wouldn't make them again how they are directed to make. The thumbprint was gone after baking so I had to indent again after baking. On my first batch I added the frosting and kiss while the cookies were warm as directed but all they did was melt. On my second batch I re-indented the cookies immediately after baking and then let them cool. Then I piped in the frosting and added the kiss. This worked much better and the kisses maintained their "kiss" shape. I did not roll in nuts but instead in holiday sprinkles. I then used candy cane and mint truffle Hershey Kisses. Kids loved them and didn't care how they looked. Cute idea - just needs a little tweeking. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/19/2002
a little messy to make Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2004
Very yummy. Easy to make. I like this way better than the ones where the kiss is baked onto the cookie. Since these were made with the Christmas cookies they were around for a few days. One night we reheated them with a bowl of vanilla ice cream. Excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2009
These are wonderful cookies. I have added these to my Christmas cookie must bake list as everyone always asks for them. The recipe is perfect and needs no tweaks. One time I didn't have butter on hand so I substituted butter flavored Crisco and they were still great. Beware though THEY ARE ADDICTING! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2008
YUMMY! We doubled the batch and are going to make them again. I am sure we will eat them all! (Baking time took about 2 min. longer but we may have made larger cookies than the recipe called for.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2010
These cookies were pretty good. I thought it was very strange that they didn't call for any baking powder/soda and although the finished product was good they weren't great so I won't be making them again. I made no changes to the recipe except to make them a bit smaller. I also only rolled about half the balls in nuts because my sister is allergic and not too many of my family members care for them. I felt that although the cookie itself was good (I slightly underbaked them so they had a rich fudgy texture) the frosting just didn't fit with the rest of the cookie. I think they would be better if the frosting was entirely skipped and the kisses were placed directly onto the hot cookie (made without the thumbprint of course!) Thanks for sharing but I won't be making these again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2002
Came out great the first time I made them and everone loved them! Read More
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