Hershey’s Kisses (Nutella) Blossoms

I have been wanting to bake these for the longest time. My dearest cousin, Gladys, blogged about these a while back and I promised her we would bake this together. I am SO GLAD we did! (: I had so much fun making it with her, and I tried my best to let her get involved, seeing how I am always very bossy in the kitchen haha. So I hope she enjoyed herself as much as I did!

So off we went to the supermarket to get Hershey’s Kisses! (: It’s like my favourite type of choc ever! I love the almonds ones, but something else attracted our eyes : CARAMEL! Who could resist caramel ? I definitely can’t. hehe

to be honest, I have always been hesistant about making cookies. Of course I have failed in making cupcakes or cakes before, but somehow, the failure in making cookies hit me more than the others did! So I left the cookie baking to my baby. hehe. But this time, I decided to suck it up and give it another shot! I love how it looks! It’s sooo pretty! (: Makes me smile just looking at the photos!

So here’s the recipe for these cookies my cousin found in a magazine, she can’t really remember. I changed it alittle so enjoy! (:

Ingredients : Makes 48 cookies (but we got 53!)

48 Hershey’s Kisses (any flavour you want, number changes according to how many cookies u yield)
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup Nutella (original recipe calls for 3/4cup of Reese’s creamy peanut butter)
1/3 cup caster sugar (I omitted this)
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar (If u use peanut butter, use 1/3 cup)
1 egg
2 tablespoon milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
Caster sugar (extra)
1/2 tsp salt

Steps :

1. Pre-heat oven to 170 Degree Celcius.
2. Beat shortening and nutella in a large bowl. Add 1/3 cup granulated  & brown sugar , beat until fluffy.

3. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract. Beat well.

4. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and gradually beat into mixture.

5. Shape dough into 1 inch sized balls. Roll in sugar, and  place on ungreased cookie sheet.

6. Bake for 8-10minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey’s kisses chocolate into the center.

Guess who wants some?

Tips :

1) Depending on what you use, you might want to cut your sugar down. I completed omitted the caster sugar and reduced the brown sugar cause Nutella is sweet! (:

2) I baked mine for 8 mins and the softness of the outer layer of the cookie was soft enough to push the kisses in. 10 mins might be a little too hard.

3) I didn’t use ungreased cookie sheet, I just used the normal baking sheet, it tured out fine!

4) Don’t roll the dough to anything bigger than 1 inch, as it will flatten out a bit too much and it won’t look as pretty!

ps : No I didn’t give Drummer chocolate, yes I know it will kill her. I love her too much! (:

pss : thanks cousin for sharing the recipe and baking with me! love ya!

Oomphatico’s.

163 Tanglin Road
#01-35 Tanglin Mall
Singapore 247933

Tel : 67339088

How cute is the name of this cafe? It’s hidden is a corner of Tanglin Mall and when you walk pass the place, you will not be able to resist stepping into the place! The warmness of the light, and their decor will draw you in almost immediately! No, I’m not exaggerating! Go see it for yourself!

Even their outdoor setting looks so cozy! (: Definitely a place I would have repeated appearance!

The prices are also very reasonable!

We ordered a starter : Mezze Platter. It includes freshly baked pita bread, zaatar hummus, baba ganoush, marinated feta, oives and labneh. The presentation was just so pretty! I was in awe when it arrived on the table!

You could have a set meal for $15 and it includes a soup or salad and a main meal (3 choices to choose from)!

June jiejie decided to have the set meal and for that day, it was tomato soup with a slice of garlic bread. So pretty the colours! (:

and her main was the pan fried red snapper with steamed pak choy and asparagus with a cepes emulsion. SO GOOD. the fish was so fresh. and the gravy just compliments the whole dish!

and I ordered the seared five spiced duck breast with duck confit hash cake, date and lemon chutney and a tempura spinach. Let me tell you. THIS.IS.YUMMY! (: Really. The duck breast was cooked perfectly. and the duck confit in the hash cake – genius! This is definitely a MUST TRY dish! You just gotta take my word for it!

Thanks for bringing me to this awesome place! (: And also for the treat!


Ps : I am so going back there at least once more before I head back to Melbourne!