Vivian and I chose to use chocolate kisses, but these do taste sweeter and better when rolled out and frosted.
1 C butter
8 oz. cream cheese or neufchatel cheese
1 C sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/4 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
chocolate kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 350. Cream butter and cream cheese, then add the sugar, yolk, vanilla.
Whisk the flour, baking powder together, then add to the mixture.
Either roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness and cut into your favorite shapes with cookie cutters OR scoop and roll into balls and flatten with a Hershey kiss.
If rolled out, bake for 7-10 minutes, cool completely and ice/decorate.
If with kisses, bake for 12-15 minutes.