In honor of the coming four-day weekend (due to some sort of teacher conference situated in, of all places, Atlantic City- makes you think a bit about the educational system in NJ), I made these lovely cookies which make great use of leftover Halloween candy.
My Chocolate Hugs and Kisses Cookies are made with a vegan chocolate cookie base (based on the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies from Vegan with a Vengeance– a great cookbook) and topped with Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn, and Caramel Hershey’s Kisses (not vegan), , along with Hershey’s Hugs (not vegan). If you haven’t already noticed, I think seasonal Hershey’s Kisses are just about the coolest things ever- there are always a ton of fun flavors. But if you don’t have any, plain old milk chocolate Kisses are just as good, or make thumbprint cookies instead.
Chocolate Hugs and Kisses Cookies
- 1 c flour
- 1/3 c cocoa powder
- ¼ t baking soda
- ¼ t salt
- ¼ c oil
- 1/3 c soymilk
- ½ c brown sugar
- 24 Hershey’s Hugs or Kisses
Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a larger bowl, mix oil, soymilk, sugar, then add flour mixture.
Stir until a moist dough is formed.
Roll tbs of dough into balls and flatten slightly. Place about an inch apart on baking sheet.
Bake 8-10 mins. Immediately press a Hershey Hug or Kiss onto each. Cool completely before eating (so the chocolate will have time to set and not spill all over your hand)!