I have seen these on Pinterest and I just could not get them out of my mind. I think they look really cute and they fitted in perfectly with my fairy theme for Victoria’s birthday party. I have seen many “recipes” online and they all pretty much use ready made components that get assembled into acorns. I put my spin on it, mainly as I could not find the mini cookies to be attached to the Kisses, and I made my own shortbread cookies. It was quite a bit of work, but so worth it as home-made shortbread does taste better than store bought cookies, doesn’t it? The rest is very easy to do… you just attach everything together using melted chocolate as “glue”. Have fun!
A fun idea for fall or your next fairy party: Chocolate Acorns!
- Shortbread rounds
- Hershey’s Kisses
- Chocolate melted
- Small chocolate chips
Start by making the shortbread cookies by following this recipe.
Roll out the dough into a 0.5 cm – ¼ inch thick sheet. Cut into 2 cm – ¾ inch rounds.
Place the cookies on a tray lined with baking paper and place in the fridge for 15 minutes (this will help the cookies to retain their shape when baked).
Bake in a preheated oven at 170°C – 340°F on the middle rack for 13 to 15 minutes. The cookies should remain pale. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
When the cookies are cold, attach one Hershey’s Kiss to each of the cookies, using the melted chocolate as “glue”. Put them in the fridge for 10 minutes to dry.
Using the melted chocolate as “glue” once again, attach a chocolate chip to the base of each cookie. Put them back in the fridge for 10 minutes to dry and serve when ready.