I started off wanting to make some classic peanut butter blossoms, then I got inspired to make these bad boys. I made a big ol' batch of these for my lovecake and I actually ended up eating most of them. They were so good I ended up making another big batch for the patients at my work. Needless to say they were a huge hit!!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour + 2 tbsp.
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. cocoa
1 bag Hersheys Hugs
-Preheat oven to 350.
-Beat butter, shortening, and sugar until blended. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir in the 2 cups flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually combine into the butter mixture.
-Divide dough into halves. Add remaining 2 tbsp. flour to one half and the cocoa to the other half, blending each half well.
-Combine a pinch of each dough together to form about 1 tbsp. size balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
-Bake about 10 minutes or until cookies are set.
-Press a Hersheys Hug into the middle of each cookie. The Hug will get really soft so make sure you let them set for a while (or put them into the fridge) before you move them.
*I found depending on how big you make the cookie balls initially this can make anywhere from 48-60 cookies, my batches always make about 60. Unwrap atleast 48 Hugs while the cookies are baking so you can press them into the cookies while they are still warm.