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Makes 36 cookies


A chocolate surprise awaits you when you bite into these rich truffle-like cookies.


8 ounces bittersweet baking chocolate

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

1 cup sugar, divided

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon MCCORMICK Pure Peppermint Extract

2 cups flour

36 milk chocolate kiss-shaped candies, unwrapped



1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwavable bowl on high 1 to 2 minutes, or until butter is melted. Let stand 10 minutes to cool slightly. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, egg, and peppermint extract. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually beat in flour on low speed until well mixed.

2.Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Press a chocolate candy into the center of each ball, forming dough around the candy to completely enclose it. Roll in remaining 1/2 cup sugar to coat. Place 1 inch apart on greased baking sheets.

3.Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until cookies are set. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.


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