This has been a bad baking week for me with two failed new recipes that I had such high hopes for. So, I was feeling pretty bummed. When I feel bad, I bake! So, I turned to the cookbook Sugar, Sugar again, since I have had such great success with the last two recipes I made from it. I decided to make boobie cookies because the name made me laugh and I knew it would make everyone else laugh too. Who doesn’t love that? Basically it is a soft plain chocolate chip cookie dough that encloses a Hershey Kiss, so it looks like, well….a boobie The name came from the recipe author’s grand kids who came to her house asking if she had any boobie cookies. She had no idea what they were talking about until she realized they were talking about these cookies with their pointed tips. Everyone laughed and their name was forever changed. Such a cute story for a delicious cookie. So, if you need a good laugh during this crazy holiday season as it comes to a close, make these cookies!
Yield: 4 1/2 dozen cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temp
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
54 chocolate Hershey Kisses, unwrapped
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line the cookie sheets with parchment or use nonstick cooking spray.
In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set it aside. Place the butter, sugar and brown sugar in a mixer bowl and beat with the paddle on medium until creamy. Reduce the speed to low and add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla. Add the flour mixture, a bit at a time, and blend until smooth. Scoop 1 tsp of cookie dough and roll it into a ball. Place it in the palm of your hand, and press a kiss into the center. Using your thumb, index finger and middle finger, gently pull the dough up over the candy so it is totally enclosed. To me it looks like a beggar’s purse. Place on a cookie sheet- I got 16 to a sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until they start to get golden on the edges. Remove from the oven and cool for 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack.
- Make 1 sheet first with 9 cookies to see if you need any adjustments in your shaping technique and to adjust quantity per sheet and space in between cookies based on spreading.
- I think the caramel kisses or the peanut butter kisses would be delicious substitutions in this recipe.