Two-tone Cookies

Hooray, a new cookie….I’m loving it.  Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there it is.  I acknowledge freely that each and everyone of my teeth is a “sweet tooth”.  I love cookies, even more than pie or cake.  Coffee and cookies should be the national dish of the USA.  I know it’s the state dish of Minnesota.

I found a similar recipe to this one in one of my mom’s binders, so I went on the Hershey’s website looking for an update.  These are super easy and quite tasty.  They are soft and moist.  Plus, they passed my brother the chocoholic’s taste test.

My favorite part is the way they show up on a cookie platter.  Usually cookies don’t stand out; they all have a pretty standard color range.  I wish Hershey’s made colored kisses, but I guess I’m asking for too much.  These cookies would look totally cool with colored kisses though.  Hint, hint.  The Hugs mirror the cookie so well, I guess I shouldn’t complain.

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 48 Hershey’s Hugs Candies, unwrapped

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2. Beat butter, shortening and sugar until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir together 2 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually beat into butter mixture.
  • 3. Divide dough mixture in half. Add remaining 2 tablespoons flour to one half and cocoa to the other half, blending well. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. (Roll together a pinch of vanilla dough and a pinch of chocolate dough for marbled cookies.) Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from oven to wire rack. Cool 1 minute. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely.
  • Makes about 48 cookies.

*  from the Recipe Box:

As you can see, I did not use Hugs, I used regular Kisses.  You know my rule, no store trips for only one item.  I do have a bag of Hugs now, so I’ll keep you posted.

I rolled out 48 balls of each flavor and then combined them.

and remember what the Lumineers sang:  I belong with you, you belong with me; you’re my sweetheart.  Big kiss, Lynn

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