These are a shortbread cookie with a candy kiss tucked in the top.
Viennese Kiss Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into 1 inch squares
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tbls sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
24 chocolate kisses
Heat oven to 350 F. Grease 24 section (or 2 12 cup)minature muffin tin. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, butter and sugar. Beat*, beginning at slow speed and then gradually increasing to medium speed as flour is combined with butter, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sour cream and vanilla. Beat* at low speed until soft dough forms.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls (or use a one inch scoop). Place 1 ball in each prepared muffin cup. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and immediately** press kiss into center of each cookie. Let cool for 1 minute before removing from pans. Cool completely on wire rack before storing.
*I use the paddle attachment for my Kitchen Aid to incorporate the butter and flour, then switch to the dough hook after adding the sour cream and vanilla.
**Be sure to unwrap your candy kisses while the cookies are baking. You won't have time to unwrap each one when the cookies come out of the oven.