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Nutella Kiss Cookies

I think I’ve mentioned before that Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are probably my favorite cookies. They’re delicious, of course. But to me, they’ll always be my mom’s cookies.
And that, of course, is what really makes them so special.
Sometimes I wonder what food my kids will associate with me and their childhood. I rarely make the exact same dessert twice, if I’m being honest. Will they just remember a vague, rotating plethora of sugar and chocolate?
And then I think: Nutella. That’s what they’ll remember about my kitchen.
Lots and lots of Nutella.
So maybe these cookies can be some sort of a tribute to their maternal baking lineage– a combination of both me and my mother in a cookie.
They should be. Because these cookies say “awesome-amazing-fantastic.”
And that pretty much sums us up too ;)
Nutella Kiss Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. shortening (not butter or margarine)
  • 1/2 c. Nutella*
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/4 c. granulated sugar for rolling
  • 36 Hershey Kisses, unwrapped

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and nutella. Add the 1/2 c granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined.
  2. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.
  3. Beat in the flour.
  4. Scoop out rounded tablespoons and roll them into balls. Roll the balls in the granulated sugar and place on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart on a parchment lined, ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350º until edges are set.
  6. Press kisses into the center of each cookie as soon as they are removed from the oven. Let cook on wire rack. Makes approx. 3 doz cookies.
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Ashton

Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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12 Responses to “Nutella Kiss Cookies”

  1. Ashley posted on March 30, 2013 at 4:22 am (#)

    These look great!! Approximately how many minutes do you bake them? Thanks!

    • Ashton replied: — April 2nd, 2013 @ 10:53 pm

      9-10 minutes :)

  2. kavya posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm (#)

    is it imperative to use shortening because of the consistency or can we use butter?

    • Ashton replied: — August 12th, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

      In this recipe, the shortening is necessary. All the sugar in the Nutella makes these cookies want to go flat, and the shortening helps keep them fluffy!

  3. samah posted on August 20, 2013 at 10:35 am (#)

    So u leave them as balls when baked or do u press them?

  4. Jaclyn posted on December 25, 2013 at 7:07 pm (#)

    I made these. They are pretty good, but actual cookie part is a little bland and flavorless. Next time i’ll try 3/4 cup nutella and 1 1/2 cup flour to cancel a bit of the floury taste

  5. Teri posted on October 31, 2014 at 9:30 pm (#)

    Just tried these tonight and they are so rich and chocolatey! Wonderful! The only change I made was increasing the Nutella to 3/4 cup and reduced the flour to 1 1/2 cups. Will be on the holiday cookie list! Thank you!

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