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Orange and Black Treat: Witch Hat Cookies

What do you get when you combine chocolate, hazelnut, orange sprinkles, and Hershey's kisses? A delicious cookie that is perfect for Halloween!

These cookies are easy to make because they don't involve shelling any actual nuts. The hazelnut flavor comes from Nutella, the classic chocolate hazelnut spread. If you don't want to make these cookies for Halloween, it's still a great recipe to have in your collection. They would be equally fabulous dotted with red and green sprinkles and topped with a white chocolate kiss for Christmas; so get the recipe now,


Chocolate Hazelnut Witch Hat Cookies
From Giada De Laurentiis
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1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella)
1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup orange sprinkles, or orange sugar
1 (9-ounce) package of chocolate candy kisses, unwrapped (recommended: Hershey's)

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another medium bowl, place the chocolate hazelnut spread, butter, and both sugars. Using a hand mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until incorporated. Stir in the dry ingredients, just until incorporated.
  5. Shape the cookie dough into walnut-sized balls. Rolls the balls in the orange sprinkles or orange sugar, pressing to adhere.
  6. Place the cookies on a heavy cookie sheet about 4 inches apart. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven.
  7. Quickly place a chocolate kiss in the middle of each cookie. Return the cookies to the oven and bake for another 3 minutes. Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

Makes 36-40 cookies.

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Diana172 Diana172 8 years
ooh they do sound good with peanut butter
jenehfur jenehfur 8 years
me too bidds, i make these with peanut butter cookies for christmas every year!! :)
Swp2885 Swp2885 8 years
sounds great lexichloe! that's a good idea I'll try and take pictures- I always forget as well, I made the lemon cookies last weekend and they were a big hit
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 8 years
I made these cookies last year, they are super yummy!
lily314 lily314 8 years
I've made these before. They're delish.
ALSW ALSW 8 years
Cute! We call the classic version Grandaddy Cookies in my house. :) But I love this kind of stuff!
Pumpkin-Queen Pumpkin-Queen 8 years
why am i so lazy? My favourite thing is ornage choc..so i should really try make these. They look amazing!
bidds626 bidds626 8 years
i always make thse for x-mas with my grandmas classic peanut butter cookie recipe!! yumm!!!
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Hey, swp2885, I'm going to give it a try too. I'll try to take pics this time. I always forget. Let's compare! :) I'm going to test them out on my neighbor's kids!!
Swp2885 Swp2885 8 years
these are so cute, this will be my weekend cookie recipe
Orangecrush43 Orangecrush43 8 years
These look really good
lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
Sooo cute!!
Diana172 Diana172 8 years
you need taller hershey kisses
erinnichols erinnichols 8 years
Now that's an absolutely adorable cookie idea!
fragiletearz fragiletearz 8 years
You get something yummy!!
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