December 11, 2010

Signature Treat

I pulled this post off my family blog from back in 2008 - before I had my craft blog.....

Mmmm - holiday baking. For the third year running, instead of making tons of various cookies, I've just made these "Loretta Lynns", so I'm declaring them my Signature Holiday Treat. They are a Hershey's Kiss wrapped in cookie and dipped in icing - yum. After typing this post out, I'll be eating yet another one. (Note the fancy focusing effect I got with my camera - I'm learning!)

The reason I went to the effort of digging this off my family blog....
YES - that's the type of cookie on the back of the Hershey's Kisses bag - and it's MY holiday cookie!  Now the world can share in my love.  The recipes are a little different -- 

Hershey's Recipe:
1 C butter, softened
1/2 C Sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 C flour
1 C nuts 
36 Kisses
powdered sugar

Loretta Lynn Cookies (the recipe I use):
3/4 C Crisco
1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C packed brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond
1 3/4 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C pecans
1 package kisses
and I dip mine in icing instead of coating it in powdered sugar
1/2 stick butter
spoonful shortening
1 tsp almond
2 tbsp milk
1/2 bag pwder sugar
--adjust as needed for desired consistency

Mmmm- now I want to make some...

And speaking of recipes on packages, my friend Aimee said the one on the back of the Candy Cane Kisses is unbelievably delicious....


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

5 Fabulous Comments:

I have never seen cookies like that before. They look delicious! I think the candy cane kisses would be good inside those kisses too!
I am cohosting a Cookie Exchange linky party and I would love it if you would link up your cookies.

How long do you cook them for, and at what oven setting? (Thanks for the recipe. Your cookies look awesome!)

oops - mine bake at 350 degrees and I think it's for 8-10 minutes - just until they turn golden

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