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“For this super-easy garnish, press a striped chocolate kiss into each baked cookie while it's still warm. After the chocolate softens, you can swirl it with a knife.”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
48 cookies
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat shortening in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Beat until mixture is combined, scraping side of bowl occasionally.
  4. Beat in egg, liqueur, and vanilla until combined.
  5. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer.
  6. Stir in any remaining flour.
  7. If necessary, cover and chill dough in the refrigerator about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°F
  9. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.
  10. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  11. Combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and coffee crystals.
  12. Roll dough balls in sugar mixture.
  13. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  14. Bake in preheated oven about 10 minutes or until tops are cracked and sides are set; do not let edges brown.
  15. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
  16. If desired, while chocolate is still warm, swirl it gently using your finger or with a knife.
  17. Transfer cookies to wire racks and cool completely.
  18. Makes 48 cookies.

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