Friday, September 4, 2009

Snickerdoodle Blossums

Before you ask I have no idea why these are called Snickerdoodle Blossums! However, I do know that a Snickerdoodle itself is basically a sugar cookie incorporating cinnamon.

I first saw these Snickerdoodle Blossums on Denise's blog and knew that they would be a hit at our house. Denise, like me, has two young children and she seems to be always baking.... pop over to her blog, Keeper Worthy Recipes, I am sure you will enjoy yourself.

The smell in the house whilst these were cooking was just amazing - somewhat like hot cinnamon donuts. Which is pretty much what they tasted like and the added Hershey's Kiss was the icing on the cake!!

Like Denise I used a patty cake (shallower than a cupcake) baking pan and not the baking trays as the original recipe called for.

These were very easy to make and even easier to eat......

Snickerdoodle Blossums

Makes: 48
Points per serve: WW Danger Beware

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
48 Hersheys kisses, unwrapped

Heat oven to 190 degrees Celcius.

Combine 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar and butter in large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, vanilla extract and salt, continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low, add flour and bicarbonate of soda. Beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. If dough is too soft, cover and refrigerate 30 minutes to 1 hour. Combine 1/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon in a small bowl. Roll dough balls in cinnamon sugar mixture.

Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets or patty pans. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until very lightly golden brown. Immediately press 1 chocolate kiss in center of each cookie and sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar over them while they're still warm. Remove from cookie sheets; cool completely on a wire rack.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)


Denise said...

Thank you so much for the mention. I ma so glad you liked them. They are a definate hit at my house. Enjoy them :)

Katy said...

Oohhh they look good! Any substitute for the Hershey's kisses? I can't get them close by, and when I can they're very expensive!

Jo said...

Hi Katy,

Not quite sure what you could use... I suppose even a good quality choc bud. I know what you mean about the price of the Hersheys. I brought a packet especially for this recipe from The USA Food Shop local to us. I felt so guilty paying so much for chocolate!

Jo xx

Helen McGinn said...

They look delicious! If I can work out the UK quantities, I shall give them a go!

LellyJ said...

You really are a wonder. First, you lead me to Japanese curry roux and now Hershey's kisses! I lived in the US for several years as a teenager and I feel very nostaligic about those kisses (although I think Cadbury's is actually nicer than Hershey's). Where is the American Food shop? I was led to the snicker doodle blossom recipe through a link on your blog and dismissed it in the absence of Hershey's kisses. Do tell where this American food shop is!! Lxx

Jo said...

Your wish is my command... lol!!

USA Foods
146 Cochranes Road
03 9555 0288

www. usafoods. com. au (no spaces of course)

Jo xx

Jo said...

PS I agree - Cadburys is actually nicer than most chocolates... except for british chocolate which you really cannot beat.

Spencer @ Moo-Lolly-Bar said...

Great recipe. Nice touch with the Hershey Kisses as well!