A very festive thumbprint style cookie. A treat for the eyes as well as the tastebuds.

Betty

Recipe Summary

Servings:
24
Yield:
4 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine the melted chocolate, sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla. Mix well. Stir in the flour and baking powder. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Unwrap the candy kisses.

  • Roll cookie dough into walnut sized balls and roll each ball in the confectioners' sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart on an unprepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Tops should be crackled and the edges should be golden brown. While the cookies are still hot, press a candy kiss into the center of each one. Remove to cool on racks.

Nutrition Facts

214 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 28.9g 9% DV; fat 10.7g 16% DV; cholesterol 25.3mg 8% DV; sodium 58.5mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2009
Good chocolatey cookie but next time I'll use melted butter instead of the oil. I used a premium quality chocolate and it deserved the rich buttery taste rather than the flatness of the oil. The dough could have also benefited with the addition of a little salt to heighten flavor maybe a quarter teaspoon. I didn't roll them in powdered sugar as I wanted a greater contrast between the cookie and the candy kisses. Very pretty! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2014
This taste awful Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2009
Good chocolatey cookie but next time I'll use melted butter instead of the oil. I used a premium quality chocolate and it deserved the rich buttery taste rather than the flatness of the oil. The dough could have also benefited with the addition of a little salt to heighten flavor maybe a quarter teaspoon. I didn't roll them in powdered sugar as I wanted a greater contrast between the cookie and the candy kisses. Very pretty! Read More
(29)
Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2007
Tasty and festive! They rolled into balls easily after being chilled, unlike some cookies which turn into goo in your hands. I couldn't find the white striped kisses, so I used the ones filled with caramel. They still looked good, and I ended up with exactly 48 cookies. I would definitely make these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2009
Great with Caramel kisses. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2005
This is a great party treat. For new years iused this recipe but for a little zing I melted vanilla wafers and made them funky colores with food coloring. Then I drizzled them on top. It tasted awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
WOW!! These were SO good! I used regular milk chocolate hershey kisses and they complimented the chocolate taste in the cookie so well. Everyone loved them! The BEST cookie I have ever tasted. Crowd pleaser easy to make.. it goes without saying that I will definitely be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2007
Excellent! Very eye-appealing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2012
These cookies were fantastic! The dough was well balanced and not overly sweet. My two substitutions were whole wheat flour and a butter alternative (Promise brand). I also did not roll them in confectioner's sugar. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/24/2014
This taste awful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2012
My most favorite thing in the world are zebras so wen i found this i got so excited.... Make this recipe... give it 5 stars....its awesome Read More
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