Dec 22, 2009

{ Easy Almond Chocolate Snowballs }

I took the liberty of inviting myself plus 2 too my girlfriend's house for Christmas Eve. She's a great hostess with a million hilarious family members and always a gourmet spread.

I made those ornament cupcakes last night and although Will called to tell me how perfect they must look (without seeing them)lol. They were difficult...very difficult but turned out cute all the same. I'm opting for something chocolate-y, soft and cookie like to bring over to tara's this year. So these were perfect. They are so yummy. Perfect with a cup of coffee after a big savory meal!! I'm going to pile them high in a cool platter along with some coconut macaroons.
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 cup finely chopped almonds
1 teaspoon almond extract
60 Hershey's® Kisses® milk chocolates, unwrapped
3/4 cup powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, egg, flour, cocoa, almonds and extract until soft dough forms.

2. Shape dough into sixty 3/4-inch balls; wrap each around 1 milk chocolate candy. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

4. Roll cookies in powered sugar. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Re-roll cookies in powdered sugar. Store tightly covered

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