Description[edit | edit source]

  • Makes about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Vanilla filling[edit | edit source]

Directions[edit | edit source]

  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg yolk, milk and vanilla in medium bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir together flour, Hershey's cocoa and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
  3. Refrigerate dough at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F.
  5. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  6. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  7. With fork, beat egg white slightly.
  8. Dip each ball into egg white; roll in nuts.
  9. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
  10. Press thumb gently in center of each cookie.
  11. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
  12. Meanwhile, prepare vanilla filling.
  13. Remove wrappers from Hershey's Kisses chocolates.
  14. Remove cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool 5 minutes.
  15. Spoon about ¼ teaspoon filling into each thumbprint.
  16. Gently press Hershey's Kisses chocolate in center of each cookie.
  17. Cool completely.
  18. Roll balls in granulated sugar.
  19. Bake as directed.
  20. Top with |vanilla filling and chocolate, pecan or cherry half.

Vanilla filling[edit | edit source]

  1. Combine powdered sugar, softened butter or margarine, milk and vanilla extract in small bowl.
  2. Beat until smooth.

Variation[edit | edit source]

  1. Omit egg white and chopped nuts.
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