ADVERTISEMENT

Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches

Giada's chocolate hazelnut smooches
PREP TIME
30 min
COOK TIME
22 min
YIELDS
36-40 cookies

These chewy chocolate hazelnut cookies are topped with a candy kiss, and perfect for any Valentine’s Day treat.

ADVERTISEMENT

Ingredients

1 ¾
cups all-purpose flour
1
tsp baking soda
½
tsp salt
½
cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
½
cup butter, softened (1 stick)
½
cup sugar
½
cup light brown sugar
1
egg
1
tsp vanilla extract
½
cup orange sprinkles, or orange sugar
1
(9-oz) package of chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped (recommended: Hershey's)
ADVERTISEMENT

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

In another medium bowl, place the chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, and both sugars. Using a hand mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated.

Step 4

Shape the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls. Rolls the balls in the orange sprinkles or orange sugar, pressing to adhere. Place the cookies on a heavy cookie sheet about 4 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven. Quickly place a chocolate kiss in the middle of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for another 3 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

Rate Recipe

Be the first to rate Chocolate-Hazelnut Smooches
ADVERTISEMENT