Hazelnut Kiss Cookies with Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe

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 I’m a sucker for anything hazelnut flavored, and especially when it involves chocolate. When I first saw the advertisement for the Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe with a whole roasted hazelnut center, I swooned. My mom craved Hershey’s Chocolate Bars with Almonds when she was pregnant with me, and I’ve always blamed that for my affinity to the candy. I didn’t think chocolate could get much better than that until I tried the new Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe. I’ve always made the thumbprint type holiday cookies topped with Hershey’s KISSES, and this inspired me to make a deluxe version for those important to me. These Hazelnut Kiss Cookies are a delicious way to show someone how much you care #SayMore.

hazelnut kiss cookies

It hard to elaborate how much the addition of the Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe changes the flavor of this traditional holiday cookie. I added hazelnut flavoring to the cookie bases for an additional bite of hazelnut flavor.

hazelnut kiss cookies

The new Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe are nearly twice the size of traditional Hershey’s KISSES Chocolates.

hershey's kisses deluxe

hershey's kisses deluxe

hershey's kisses deluxe

 The chocolates are perfectly tasty to be eaten plain, but they’re so decadent on a cookie. These cookies are perfect for when you want to bake something for someone special.

Hazelnut Kiss Cookies with Hershey's KISSES Deluxe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnut extract (substitute vanilla if you don't have it)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Hershey's KISSES Deluxe and Hershey's KISSES
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cream butter, shortening, and sugar together until well combined
  3. Mix in hazelnut extract, salt, and egg
  4. Add flour and baking soda, mix until a dough starts to form
  5. Roll into small-medium balls
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  7. Cool on a wire rack
  8. Do not places Hershey's KISSES on cookies directly out of the oven. Allow them to cool a minute or two before added unwrapped candy

hershey's kisses deluxe

Try not to eat all of the Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe candies before you get them on the cookies. The little golden wrapper almost make them too pretty to eat. You can #SayMore by sharing these cookies and candies with your loved ones.

Would you like to win one of 50 Hershey’s KISSES Deluxe 75 – piece gift boxes(valued at $35)? You can enter to win using the widget below:

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I’m going to send my mom a few of these cookies to thank her for instilling my love of Hershey’s chocolates. Who would you like to #SayMore to?

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