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Secret Kiss Cookies

 Secret Kiss Cookies
Here's a recipe that's literally sealed with a "kiss." This cookie's bound to tickle any sweet tooth. —Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana
15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 30 milk chocolate kisses
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla until light and
  • fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Fold in walnuts.
  • Refrigerate dough for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls. Flatten balls and place a chocolate kiss in
  • the center of each; pinch dough together around kiss. Place 2 in.
  • apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until set but not browned. Cool
  • for 1 minute; remove from pans to wire racks.
  • Sift together 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar and cocoa. While cookies
  • are still warm, roll half in cocoa mixture and half in remaining
  • confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 366 calories, 22 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.