Hidden kisses

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves3
  • DifficultyEasy
220g butter, at room temperature
60g sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp pure almond essence
250g plain flour
80g finely chopped pecans
1 (275g) package chocolate candy kisses (recommended: Hershey's Kisses)
180g icing sugar
1) In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in the flour and blend well. Add the pecans and blend well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate the dough for 1 hour.

2) Preheat the oven to 190C/Gas 5.

3) Unwrap the candy kisses. Press a scant tbsp of dough around each kiss, covering it completely; shape into balls.

4) Place the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Cool slightly, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Roll the cookies in confectioners' sugar.

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