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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Cookies ‘n’ Crème Brownie Bites

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DAY 11: Cookies ‘n’ Crème Brownie Bites

A simple cookie recipe that starts with a brownie mix and ends with a kiss.

I added white chocolate chips to the dough, but next time I think I will leave them out. You can use Hershey’s Kisses or Dove Chocolates to top the cookies. When I used the Dove chocolates,  I let them melt on the hot cookies and then swirled them with a toothpick into a rounded shape.

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RECIPE:

Cookies ‘n’ Crème Brownie Bites

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1 brownie mix (18-20 oz package)
4 oz cream cheese, softened
¼ cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 cup white chocolate chips (optional)
1 pkg. Hershey’s Cookies ‘n’ Crème Kisses or Dove Cookies & Crème Chocolates

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, combine brownie mix, cream cheese, butter and egg. Beat with a mixer until smooth. If desired, stir in white chocolate chips.

Use a very small cookie scoop (about 2 tsp) or teaspoon to drop balls of dough onto baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake.

Cool cookies for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then press a Hershey’s Kiss or Dove chocolate into the center of each cookie. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

If using the Dove chocolates, let the chocolate melt on the warm cookies and then swirl with a toothpick.

Makes 48 small cookies.

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Twelve Days of Christmas Cookies: Peanut Butter Kisses

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DAY 7: These are pretty standard “Christmas Cookie Plate” fare. You can dress them up by using different flavors of Hershey’s Kisses, or different shapes of chocolate-I love the Dove heart shaped chocolates (but they are usually only available around Valentines Day). These are made with Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses. I know that a lot of people roll these in sugar before baking, but I prefer the less-messy-sugarless option.

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Peanut Butter Kisses

  • Servings: about 3 dozen
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½ cup butter
½ cup coconut oil or additional butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses (or Dove Hearts or other “shaped” chocolate)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter, coconut oil (if using), peanut butter and sugars. Beat in vanilla and eggs. Add dry ingredients. Roll dough into  balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes. Immediately press 1 Kiss (or Dove heart) into each cookie; cool.

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS COOKIES RECAP:
DAY 1:
Swedish Peppar KaKar
DAY 2: Mint Oreo Cookies
DAY 3: Christmas Chocolate Chip Cookies
DAY 4: Cherry Nut Mudslides
DAY 5: Snickerdoodles
DAY 6: Raspberry Almond Linzer Cookies

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