I bought a bag of chocolate kisses to make triple chocolate blossoms, but I didn't even use half the bag to make those cookies.
Instead of just eating the candies, I made them less healthy by plopping them into the center of chocolate chip cookies. Why not? It was during the holidays, the time when I always eat poorly.
I have made many cookie recipes throughout the years. Some of my recent favorites are caramel filled chocolate chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies with bacon, chocolate cookies with mini peanut butter cups, and butterscotch cookies with butterscotch chips.
Some of my all time favorite cookie recipes are chocolate bars; peanut butter cup filled peanut butter cookies; chocolate blueberry chocolate chip cookies; candy bar stuffed chocolate chip cookies; chocolate chip caramel cookie bars; raisin, cranberry, and pecan oatmeal cookies; cashew carmelita bars; rock road fudge brownies; and peanut butter bars.
Some honorable mentions are brown butter and apricot oatmeal cookies, chocolate chip cookie mississippi mud, coconut and brown butter chocolate chip cookies, bacon and chocolate chip
biscotti, chocolate sugar cookie bars with peanut butter frosting, chocolate chunk cranberry oatmeal cookies, and knock you naked brownies.
The chocolate chip cookie recipe for these cookies came from allrecipes.com. I only made half of the recipe. I also omitted the water. This recipe wants you to mix hot water with the baking soda, but I never do. It works out wonderfully without this step. I added a chocolate kiss on top of each cookie right as I removed them from the oven.
The ingredients for these cookies are 1/2 cup softened butter, 1/2 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup chocolate chips, and about 20 chocolate kisses.
I beat the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar together for a few minutes.
I beat in the egg and then the vanilla extract.
I added the salt, baking soda, and flour. I slowly stirred the dry ingredients into the batter.
I mixed in the chocolate chips.
I made mounds of dough about two inches from one another on a baking sheet lined with a baking made. Each mound had about a tablespoon and a half of dough. I baked the cookies for ten minutes at 350 degrees.
I added a chocolate kiss in the center of each cookies as soon as I removed the cookies from the oven.
I let the cookies cool a little on the pan before letting them cool completely on a wire rack.
This recipe makes excellent cookies. They are caramelized, buttery, and sweet.
The texture is excellent. The centers are chewy and soft. The edges become a little golden and crisp in the oven.
The chocolate chips are creamy, milky, and smooth.
The kisses added even more chocolate, and chocolate makes everything better. I think that the kisses made these cookies a little special too. They are a little more decadent then the regular chocolate chip cookie.
It is hard to go wrong with a chocolate chip cookie, and these didn't disappoint. They were delicious and comforting. They are the perfect thing to make on a cold, winter's day.