Day 9: Chocolate Bliss Kisses

So lately I’ve been addicted to watching Food Network Challenges and Unwrapped. The latest food network challenge that I watched was the one where they had to make a bridge out of cereal. It makes me think… have they run out of ideas on what to make? I mean, bridges… really? Oh well, it still beats most of the other stuff that plays on TV now and days. Hah.. listen to me, I sound like some old woman.

Life has kind of become monotonous for me. It’s the same routine, over and over again. Now that I know for sure I’m not going to be back in school in January (Dang you CSUN for screwing up my app!! Sorry, I’m still bitter), I’d like to take advantage of the free time I have. I really want to take another trip somewhere. Anyone have any suggestions for a good foodie town to visit?

Day 9 of my twelve days of cookies
: I knew I wanted to make something with Hershey’s kisses, but I didn’t want to do the normal peanut butter blossoms since I realized I wasn’t a fan of peanut butter cookies. I saw this recipe from Dragon’s Kitchen and had to give it a shot. They turned out very light and vanilla-y. Perfect. One of my friends claimed that they tasted like vanilla ice cream. The use of powdered sugar in place of granulated sugar makes the cookie base very fluffy and light. I was caught off guard at first because there were no eggs involved, but don’t fright! They turned out just fine. This recipe makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 36 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift salt and flour together. Add to the butter mixture. Stir until dough forms.
  4. Scoop dough and shape into 1 inch balls. Place the balls 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes just until set and the bottoms begin to turn a light golden brown. Remove baking tray from the oven and immediately top each cookie with a Hershey kiss, pressing down lightly.
  6. Cool cookies on the tray for 2 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. says

    Nice twist on peanut butter blossoms.
    They sound yummy.
    And I’m with you on the FN challenges. Actually, I think that was the Cereal Bridges 2 challenge! They’ve done it twice! Ugh.

  2. Shan says

    Why did you give up? Go back there and speak with them! Even if it takes all day! It’s THEIR fault things got messed up and THEY should fix it. You’re letting someone keep a job that they seriously can’t do and its affecting your life!

  3. KP says

    How about Chicago? I have only been there once but it seemed like a good foodie city!!

    (PS– when I saw the pic of the cookie cut in half I fell in love. Going to go make them now. kthnxbye!)

  4. Chelsea says

    These were so delicious, although my hershey kisses seemed to have melted much more than yours on my first batch. I decided to put the kisses on the cookies and then immediately take the cookies off the cookie sheet, which seemed to prevent too much melting.

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