3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
25 solid chocolate candies (Kisses)
1 1/2 tablespoons confections’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the butter and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer set on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla. Combine the flour and cinnamon in another medium bowl. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix well.
- Shape the dough into twenty-five 1-inch balls. Flatten each ball into a 2-inch round. Place the rounds 1 inch apart on 2 ungreased baking sheets. Place 1 chocolate candy in the center of each round. Enclose the candy with the dough. making sure the candy is completlely sealed in the dough. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes.
- Combine the confections’ sugar and cocoa in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the hot cookies. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.