Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Hidden Kisses

Things that regularly hide from me-

1. The vegetable peeler, apple corer and the safety guard off my mandolin (I think they are in kitchen utensils cahoots together)
2. Devil cat’s fur brush. And considering she is 90% fur and 10% pure hate she needs it done regularly, lest we suffer her wrath when it comes to clipping out knots.
3. The lids off every can of hairspray I have ever bought in my life.
4. My left mitten

But I’m taking the power back. Two can play that game.

Original recipe from Hersheys.com

20 Hershey's Kisses (unwrapped)
125gr butter
65gr golden caster caster sugar
75gr soft dark brown sugar
1/2tsp almond extract
130gr plain flour
50gr chopped nuts

1, Preheat your oven to 190o/c and line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
2, In a bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, both sugars and almond extract.
3,Sift in the flour and add the nuts and mix until you have gravelly looking crumbs that form a dough when pinched together.

4, Take a heaped dessert spoon of the mixture and squeeze it gently in your hands to form a ball. Push a Hershey's Kiss into it and mould the dough around it so it is completely covered. Repeat until you have covered all of the kisses.
5, Bake for 10 minutes and remove from the oven. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet as they are quite delicate when they are hot.

Happy Valentine's Day!

1 comment:

  1. Perfect for Valentine's Day and I hope you win out! It's tea strainers in our kitchen!