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Chocolate Minty Melts

Posted By Jessica Fisher On December 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am In Baking,Christmas,Desserts,Holidays,Recipes | 27 Comments

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We made a wonderful discovery this  month when we were baking our Christmas Cookies [5]. Oh my! What a happy accident!

Years ago I discovered this recipe for Chocolate Mint Snow Top Cookies [6]. It was basically a chocolate crackle gone minty. I tweaked the original in altering the form of baking chocolate used. But, I’ve been meaning to try this tweak for quite some time.

This year, I finally did it. I took the basic dough, thickened it with a tad more flour, simplified it with cocoa, and then put a mint chocolate Hershey kiss in the center.

I assumed that the kiss would hold its shape when I baked it. Obviously, I don’t regularly bake with Hershey’s kisses, because they did not. The first batch had half melted kisses in the center. Kind of like lopsided party hats.

I quickly googled “peanut butter blossoms” and Facebooked my woes only to discover that you’re supposed to put the kiss on after baking. Well, that still resulted in half melted kisses in the center.

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See how the heat from the cookie is migrating up the chocolate mountain? The chocolate kiss eventually sank into itself.

Well, I don’t like to look at ugly cookies. So, I played around. I poked the little tip into the pool of melted chocolate and found that I liked the look better. I got out my offset spatula and set out to smoothing the tops of all the kisses. And I love the look! And the taste. Oh my!

You have to try these this year.


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