One of the great advantages of following several food blogs is that when I’m not particularly jonesing to make any one recipe, I’ll find one from another food blog that inevitably catches my attention. Such is the case with these red velvet chocolate blossoms. They’re a variation of Cupcake Muffin’s red velvet peppermint blossoms. Unfortunately, my local grocery store didn’t have the fun white chocolate peppermint Hugs, so I opted for the milk chocolate Kisses “hugged” by white cream. The bag also came with regular Kisses, so I used some of those as well.
I was pleasantly surprised by these tasty little gems. The recipe calls for placing the Hugs Kisses into the center of the cookies immediately after they come out of the oven, allowing the Kisses to get nice and melty while still retaining their shape. However, since I was bringing these for the office and the Afternoon Drive Crew, I had to place them in the refrigerator to firm up. No point in having a chocolate, gooey mess that would prevent anyone from trying them!