Hudson - Litchfield News
8 - November 27, 2009
Become the ultimate cookie exchange host
Cookie exchange parties are a holiday tradi- nationwide. To apply to host a Hershey’s Kisses
tion that provides a fun-ﬁ lled reason for friends Chocolates Cookie Exchange and for recipes and
and family to enjo
y each other’s company and additional party tips visit www.kissescookies.
ﬁ ll up their holiday cookie trays. This season, com.
bakers and holiday entertainers can visit www. Cookie exchange tips:
to ﬁ nd a one-stop shop for * When sending out invitations, include a
receiving and sharing holiday baking and party unique cookie recipe for each guest as a sug-
planning tips that are sure to sweeten any holi- gestion. Also ask your guests to RSVP with the
day get-together. recipe they plan to make so that you can be sure
For those looking to create the ultimate cookie not to double up on a speciﬁ c type of cookie.
exchange, the experts at Hershey’s Kisses Brand You can ﬁ nd a variety of creative recipes at
Chocolates offer the following tips to turn any www.kissescookies.com
holiday party into a sweet success. The iconic * Once you have all the RSVPs, inform your
chocolate treat also will serve as the party-plan- guests how many cookies they need to bring.
ning partner One dozen per guest is a good start, but if you’re
for holiday having a large party, it might be a good idea to
hosts by reduce this quantity to only a half-dozen cookies
sponsoring so that guests aren’t overwhelmed with baking.
1,000 cook- * Encourage your guests to bring copies of
ie exchange their recipe for everyone. Also ask them to bring
parties along sealable containers for the cookies they’re
Celebrate the holiday season this year by hosting
a cookie exchange party. Visit www.kissescookies.com
for tips and recipe ideas.
taking home. Have a few extra containers on
hand in case someone forgets.
* To give your party added fun, set out gift
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Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and
remove the wrappers from the milk choco-
lates. Beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar
and vanilla extract in a large bowl until well
� blended. Add ﬂ our and blend until smooth.
Stir in the mini chips. Mold scant tablespoons
of dough around the milk chocolates, covering
completely. Shape into balls and place on an
ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes
or until set. Cool completely.
• Fresh & Silk Centerpieces
Prepare chocolate drizzle by placing the mini
chips and shortening in a small, microwave-
• Wreaths & Swags
safe bowl. Microwave at medium heat for 30
• Ornaments • Decorations
seconds and stir. If necessary, microwave at a
• Boxwood Trees • Poinsettias
medium heat for an additional 10 seconds at a
•Tabletop Trees • Village & Soy Candles
time, stirring after each heating until the choco-
late is melted and the mixture is smooth when
• Mole Hollow Candles
stirred. Drizzle mixture over each cookie.
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1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and
remove the wrappers from the milk chocolates.
Beat together butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla
extract together until well blended. Stir together
ﬂ our, cocoa and salt in a separate bowl and mix
into the butter mixture. Roll dough into one-
inch balls and roll in chopped almonds. Place
on an ungreased cookie sheet and press thumb
gently into the center of each cookie. Bake 18
to 20 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie
sheet and cool completely.
Prepare chocolate ﬁ lling by combining pow-
dered sugar, cocoa, butter, milk and vanilla ex-
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Spoon or pipe about 1/4 teaspoon of the choco-
late ﬁ lling into each thumbprint on the cooled
cookies. Gently press one milk chocolate into
the center of each cookie.
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