Things that I loved in 1990:
-My crimping iron
-Sweatshirts with puffy painted koala bears
-Saved By The Bell
-My bedroom: a shrine to Joey McIntyre
-That Hershey’s Kisses came out in Almond flavor, thus embarking the Kiss evolution to the best kisses ever: Holiday Flavors.
I mean, don’t you agree? Christmas candy isn’t just red and green anymore. There are special flavors you can only get during certain times. Flavors you crave all year long until finally, finally they show up in the stores. I wait all year long for the Candy Cane Kisses and these Mint Truffle ones. I snatch up several packs as soon as I see them just in case they run out. Then I “save” them for baking, slowly eating one or two or ten a day until I have to buy more so I can actually make something out of them.
I searched long and hard for what to pair with these Mint Truffle Kisses. While perusing Pinterest I, of course, came across an awesome looking chocolate cookie with loads of chocolate but no flour or butter, ensuring a rich, deep chocolate flavor. I thought they’d pair awesome with these Kisses, and they certainly did!
A big thanks to Rachel at The Fromagette, Michelle at Red Pepper, Green Pepper, and Tiffini at The House of Belonging for the awesome treats! Rachel sent me some awesome cranberry white-chocolate dipped biscotti and granola that was to die for. I ate Michelle’s rugelach in only a few days and didn’t want to share with my daughter. And Tiffini’s Oatmeal white chocolate butterscotch pretzel cookies? Amazing!
I tripled the original recipe for these cookies because the yield was 18. I ended up with a TON of cookies, which is a good thing because then I got to eat some! If you like rich chocolate and mint, these are the cookies for you. They are easy to make and great for a cookie swap. A perfect use for seasonal Kisses.
Now, is it Easter yet? I’m dying for some Coconut Kisses.