Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hershey's Kisses Cookie Party

Two things...first, I have been asked back to visit Fox 10 Phoenix Arizona Morning coming up on December 21st. I won't be making these. I will be covering how to Make a Mix from ingredients you probably have on hand already and save a lot of money this holiday season. Second, my Wendy darling is bringing her kids to join in the fun. It should be amazing! Don't miss it. If you click on the embedded video in the right hand upper corner of my blog, you can see my last segment. We've had 6 so far. Hopefully they keep me around for a while. I do love being part of the Fox family. The big chocolate news is this...

My friend Gena won a cookie party from Hershey. I think it was rigged. As a consolation prize, Gena said I could come and help demonstrate how to make these evil but good
Double KISSES Truffles. I even sounds wicked.
We melted 28 kisses with 2 T heavy cream plus 2tsp. I also added a little orange brandy flavored chocolate oil, some of my Wise Woman of The East Spice Blend which was the only shameless personal plug I did (My Chef Tess Spice Sale! ). At this point we whisked it up really well...and then I lost all forms of sanity.

I had to have an intervention. Part of the 12 steps is putting the truffle chocolate in the fridge...and not opening the door for 4 hours. Through the magic of doesn't take long at all. For the class, I had some I made ahead of time. Even then it still gets a little gooey wrapping truffle around cherry cordial kisses.

Does melted chocolate make your skin softer? Prevent wrinkles? Turn you into a raving chocolate football player?!

Yup. Football. Sorry folks. I cannot be held responsible for my actions when I have too many little truffles.

Rolled into balls then coated with pecans or almonds.
As always, it is what's inside that really will make you fat.
Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Blossoms made by Gena. Don't they look like they belong on a Christmas card.
We had a rousing supply of whoopie pies! (recipe coming later). Yes. I was in sugar overload by this point. That and some oh my oh me.
We where graciously given a fabulous amount of take home boxes by Hershey's...for all the extra sugar to come home with us. How thoughtful...and evil.
Everything was really amazing but here are some of my favorites...
Oh Henry! Then kiss her dear Henry, dear Henry, dear la la la la la...

Dear oh dear. It isn't fair that something this good could be so easy to make.

All time favorite however...the Barefoot Contessa Outrageous Brownies brought by Lisa.
I will love Lisa forever...and not just because she brought these nuggets of joy.
Smile for the camera, we got free cookbooks from Hershey too.

The sweetest ending to the night...finding these surprise pictures on my camera of baby Cake just finger first in a gooey warm melty kiss drop thing. That look says it all. Girls, we will always love chocolate.
It looks like she's saying a prayer of thanks. Amen girl. Amen.
There you go. Make some cookies and invite me over...or something like that.


Lisa said...

Hey! I know that Lisa, and its not me. She's my VTing partner! how funny to see her in your pics. That cookie party sounds like too much fun.

Chef Tess said...

Isn't that funny?! The new Lisa told me she knew you and I thought..."hey, now that would be an evil think tank...". I love you Lisa!

Gena said...

Hey Steph, your pics turned out great - I think I'm just going to put the link for your blog on Hershey's website! Thanks again for doing the cooking demo. You're so good at what you do and the truffles turned out delicious. Everyone had so much fun! I love the picture of my baby! Could you e-mail them to me if you have them still so I can save them to my Caity file?