If you’re still looking for a quick sweet treat to whip up for your Valentine, try these Red Velvet Kiss Cookies. Nothing says Valentine’s Day better then a baked dessert! The cookies are easy to make, and are topped with red sugar (to give them that red sparkle) and of course, a hershey kiss!
So forget using a store bought mix, these homemade cookies are so soft and chewy you’ll be surprised you didn’t make them sooner! As always, make sure you don’t over bake them, so they keep there chewy texture. When you see them start to crackle, take the cookies out of the oven and they will look soft and puffy. Once cooled, the outside will have a slight crunch while the inside stays nice and chewy.
I had fun making these treats with my little girl Aubrey. She’s 3, and loves to help with the baking so she did all the mixing in the bowl for me. It was definitely worth the extra effort, as nothing beats enjoying fresh cookies with your family and loved ones!
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- 14 tablespoons (198g) butter
- 1 ¾ cups (219g) all purpose flour
- ¾ cup (88g) cocoa powder, (use regular, not the extra dark cocoa)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¾ cups (350g) brown sugar, 350g (packed)
- 1 large egg, plus one egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon red liquid food colouring
- ½ cup red sugar
- 1 12-ounce (340g) bag white chocolate Hershey's Hugs
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, melt 10 tablespoons of the butter in the microwave. Cut the remaining 4 tablespoons butter in to 6-8 pieces, add to the melted butter and stir (this helps to cool down the melted butter so it won't be too hot later when the eggs are added). Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and baking powder.
- Add the brown sugar, vanilla, red food colouring and salt to the melted butter. Stir well to combine. Add the egg and egg yolk and stir until smooth.
- Add flour mixture and stir with a wooden (or sturdy) spoon just until combined and flour is incorporated.
- Put red sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll the dough into balls, about 1½ tablespoons for each cookie. Roll the balls in the sugar until well coated and place on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until they have puffed and have cracks running through the top, about 12-14 minutes. Be careful not to over bake the cookies or they will be dry. Wait about 5 minutes for the cookies to partially cool on the pan. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack press a hershey's kiss into the centre and all to cool completely