Brownie Bites Recipe: Brownie Bites Summary: These are more affectionately known around our house as Kiss-off Kookies because of the surprising center of every cookie. They have a brownie texture and are a staple for any self-respecting chocoholic. Ingredients 12 ounces chocolate chips ¼ cup (half stick) butter 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ cup chopped nuts (optional) Approx. 60 Hershey Kisses 1 teaspoon shortening 2 ounces white chocolate chips Instructions Unwrap kisses and set aside. Preheat oven to 350°. Melt chocolate chips and butter in a double-boiler. Add condensed milk and mix until smooth. Combine mixture with vanilla, flour, and nuts. Dough will be very stiff. MEASURE one tablespoon of dough and form a ball around a kiss. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes. Balls will be soft and shiney. Cool completely on wire rack before glazing. Melt white chocolate and shortening together. Use a fork to drizzle over cooled balls on wire rack to decorate. Quick Notes You can use White Chocolate Candy Coating instead of chips and shortening. Keep the dough covered with a damp paper towel and work quickly to form cookies. When the dough dries out it can be very difficult to work with. Variations Instead of a plain kiss, try one of the other kinds like almond, caramel, or peppermint. At Christmas, I often make more of the white chocolate glaze and robe the cookies completely to make "snowballs". Top with a candy cinnamon dot and frosting leaves for a holly garnish or stack them to make little snowmen. Meal type: dessert Microformatting by hRecipe. Posted on October 26, 2010 by Karma in the Kitchen and filed under Desserts and tagged Chocolate Happiness.