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So I'm a big fan of the Peanut Butter Blossom cookies  (peanut butter cookies with a heshey kiss on top) and I've also been really loving lemon crinkle sugar cookies lately. So I had a brilliant idea to make lemon sugar cookies with Hershey's Hugs on them.  When I went to the store I found Raspberry Hugs.... even better!

Enjoy!

Step 1: Mix It!

The dough is super simple lemon sugar cookies. This recipe makes about 24 cookies.

Ingredients:
½ cups Butter, Softened
1 cup Granulated Sugar
½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 whole Egg
1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
¼ teaspoons Salt
¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
⅛ teaspoons Baking Soda
½ cups Powdered Sugar

- Preheat oven to 350.
- I used parchment paper on my cookie sheet to keep the cookies from spreading out too much.  Otherwise you can lightly grease a cookie sheet..
- Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.  Then add in lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla, and egg.
- Gradually add in flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. 
- Recommend refrigerating the dough for a couple hours or overnight so that it will not spread as much when baking.

Step 2: Bake It!

- Roll the cookies into spoonful sized balls.  I made them a little smaller than i would normally make cookies. 
- Roll the dough balls in powdered sugar before placing on the baking sheet.
- Don't press down on the balls before baking, this might cause them to spread too much.
- Bake for 9 -11 minutes.

Step 3: Add the Kisses!

-Once you take the cookies out of the oven, give them a minute or two to cool down and then press the kisses in the middle.
- Remove the cookies from the sheet right after putting the kisses on so that they don't melt too much.
- Let them cool for an hour or two.  Once the chocolate in the kisses gets melty it takes a while for them to set back up.

-Enjoy!  Or give them to your valentine to enjoy! :)
OH SO YUMMY!! :)
What a great combination of flavors :)
I completely agree... and they look so yummy... I want to eat the picture, too!

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