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Easy HUGS Chocolate Almond Cookies

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You will need:

2 cups slivered almonds

2 bars (1 oz. each) HERSHEY'S unsweetened baking chocolate

2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

About 20 HERSHEY'S HUGS brand chocolates

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350F.

2. Spread almonds in thin layer in large shallow baking pan.

3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; cool.

4. Finely chop almonds. Do not turn oven off.

5. Spray cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray; set aside.

6. Melt HERSHEY'S unsweetened baking chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl as directed on package; stir in sweetened condensed milk, reserved almonds, almond extract and vanilla.

7. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.

8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or just until set; cool 10 minutes.

9. Remove wrappers from HERSHEY'S HUGS brand chocolates; gently press HERSHEY'S HUG brand chocolate down in center of each cookie.

10. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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