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
Icing:
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!
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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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