A holiday take on the traditional blossom cookie: a cakey chocolate cookie with a festive peppermint Kiss.
Note: I highly recommend using a cookie scoop for these cookies so that they come out as round as possible.
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Valhrona
1/4 teaspoon instant espresso (optional)
1 1/4 cups sugar
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
24 peppermint Hershey's Kisses
Adjust oven rack to upper and lower middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and espresso (if using). Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix just until dough comes together.
Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Cook until starting dough just starts to crinkle at the top, 12-15 minutes.
Press a kiss into the center of each cookie. Let cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.
stand mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper
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|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 6g||7%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||17%|
|Total Carbohydrate 21g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 13g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|