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I love the package of goodies Hershey sent me!! The kiss shaped cookie cutters are so much fun! Here’s what I came up with!!!

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar

1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar

1 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

 

Filling:

3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons milk chocolate chips

1 tablespoon vegetable shortening

 

Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl until thoroughly combined. With an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat together the butter, 3/4 cup shortening, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl until fluffy; beat in the eggs, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Gradually beat in the flour mixture, about 1 cup at a time, until the mixture forms a soft dough. Divide the dough into 4 pieces, cover, and chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
To make filling, melt 1 3/4 cups of milk chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening in the top of a double boiler over hot (not boiling) water. Stir the mixture until very smooth, and remove the filling from the heat to cool and slightly thicken.

Remove one piece of cookie dough from refrigerator at a time, and working on a floured surface, roll the cookie dough out 1/8-inch thick, and cut out large kiss and half as many smallest kisses cookie cutter. Place half the kiss onto ungreased baking sheets. Carefully spread those kisses with about a teaspoon of the chocolate filling, avoiding the edges, and top each with the kiss that has the cut out,,make sense?. Gently pinch the edges of both cookies together to enclose the filling.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; let cool for 1 minute on the baking sheets before removing to finish cooling on racks.

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