Desserts with pie dough are some of my all-time favorites. The buttery, flaky crust complements almost any sweet fillings or toppings and shines through in pastries, leftover-crust cinnamon-rolls, and pie alike. Making it from scratch can take a bit of time, but frozen pie dough is available in most supermarkets and grocery stores. Because the dough is available easily, there are a large variety of recipes popping up all the time that make use of it. This simple cookie recipe is one of them.
These Chocolate Kiss Surprise Powder Puff Cookies are super easy to make. Using only three ingredients that require no mixing and hardly any measuring, this recipe makes use of premade pie dough as a cookie basis. The use of chocolate kiss candies also allows for some creative license, as there are a number of varieties of the candies to choose from. The chocolate almond ones are used in this recipe, but these could easily be substituted with chocolate caramel ones, dark chocolate ones, or even chocolate mint ones.
Making the cookies takes very little effort, as the kisses simply have to be surrounded by the dough and then rolled in sugar before baking. The cookies produced are especially good while still warm because then the chocolate is melted and wonderfully complements the flaky crust. These are a lot like mini chocolate turnovers, but don’t require nearly as much effort to make. According to the recipe, they also have some staying power—they last for one week without refrigeration. I haven’t had a batch survive more than two days in my house to test that, but they taste just as good the next day as they do the first. These simple cookies would be great for weeknight treats but are also elegant enough for hosting and gifting. This would serve as an easy Christmas cookie recipe.
Yield: 15 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15-17 minutes
1 frozen pie dough round, for a 9-inch pie, thawed
15 chocolate-almond kisses
Sugar for rolling
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.
2. Place the pie dough on a lightly floured surface and, using a pizza wheel, slice it into about 16 roughly 2-inch squares.
3. Place one chocolate-almond kiss in the center of each square. Using your fingertips, seal the dough at the top to fully contain the kiss. Place the mound on the prepared baking sheet; repeat with the remaining dough and kisses.
4. Lightly roll in sugar.
5. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the crust is just set and done; the puffs firm up as they cool.
6. Cool on the baking sheet for about 15 minutes.
7. Serve. The puffs will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
Chocolate Kiss Surprise Powder Puff Cookies