We’ve been making this cookies in our family for many years. My husband is actually the cookie baker as he grew up helping his grandmother make cookies.
She always started baking cookies in November and had tins and tins of cookies for everyone to share at the holidays. I just love traditions like that!
3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 1/2-4 dozen chocolate kisses
colored sugar for decorating, optional
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Using a stand mixer, cream shortening and sugars until fluffy. Add egg and extracts and beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until well blended.
Form dough into 1″-inch balls and press each ball around a chocolate kiss until it is completely enclosed. Dip tops in colored sugar if desired.
Bake on ungreased baking sheets 12 minutes.
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen