12 Days of Christmas, my first recipe this year…the Walnut Kiss!
This recipe for walnut kiss cookies is an old family recipe! Back in the day, recipes could not be found on the internet and they were treasured. Our family recipes were “secret recipes” that we didn’t share with others. When company came to our house for dinner, we would bask in the glory of knowing we made an amazing dinner and we were not willing to share the recipe…not ever!
This recipe for walnut kisses is very similar to a Mexican cookie although this recipe wraps the dough around a “chocolate kiss” and then it is rolled in powdered sugar.
This is an original recipe, I didn’t modify it in any way as it’s perfect just the way it is…
Like all recipes cream the sugar with the butter
Add vanilla, chopped walnuts (the walnuts should be chopped into small pieces) and flour
mix until combined, the texture will not be a dough consistency, it will look like my picture.
Use your favorite chocolate kiss (I love dark chocolate so that’s what I used)
Take a small portion of the dough and wrap it around the kiss and roll between your hands, place the rolled balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
bake for 10-12 minutes, remove from oven and when the cookies are cool enough to handle, but still warm, roll the cookie in powdered sugar
This is an old family recipe from my Aunt Lucy and I am so happy to be sharing it with all of you. It’s perfect for the holidays as it will last for 1-2 weeks if stored in a container or in a plastic bag. They look beautiful on a tray, you can serve them straight from the container or pop them in the oven for a few minutes prior to serving them so the chocolate gets warmed.
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Thank you again ~ Patty Limatola-Tanenbaum