Hidden Hugs Cookies
HERSHEY'S HUGS or HUGS WITH
-ALMONDS chocolates (8 oz)
Butter or margarine,
-softened (2 sticks)
Toasted almonds, finely
-ground (see note)
Additional powdered sugar
Heat oven to 400'F. Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. In large
mixer bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar amd vanilla until well
blended. Stir together flour and salt; gradually add to butter
mixture, beating until well blended. Add nuts; blend well. Mold scant
tablespoon dough around each chocolate piece, covering completely.
Shape into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes
or until set. Cool slightly; roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely.
Before serving, roll again in powdered sugar, if desired.
NOTE: To toast almonds, heat oven to 350'F. Spread almonds in thin
layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes, stirring
occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.