Almond Kisses

  • 1 1/2 cup almonds, finely ground
  • 1 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 cup molasses
  • 13 oz bag of Hershey's Kisses
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 4 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, almond extract, and molasses. Stir until well blended and then add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Add ground almonds (measure after grinding) and mix. Stir in beaten eggs. then add the flour and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Chill for a few minutes before forming the dough in walnut-sized balls and arrange them on a greased cookie sheet. Press half of a Hershey's Kiss into each cookie. Bake for 10 minutes, or until the edges are just turning golden brown.