Cookie Exchange Recipe #1: Secret Chocolate Kisses Cookies

By Shannon Gosney
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
December 19, 2008

Here is the recipe for a super yummy cookie recipe I am giving to friends and neighbors this Christmas season. It’s called Secret Chocolate Kisses Cookies (I altered it from the original recipe – title and ingredients).


– Bag of Hersheys Kisses (you won’t use them all)
– 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
– 1 1/4 cups finely chopped slivered almonds (I didn’t have them and the recipe still turned out great)
– Powdered Sugar

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Unwrap Hershey’s kisses, discarding wrappers. Kids can help you do this.

2. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl with cake mixer or kitchen aid until fluffy. Add almonds (if you have them), flour, and almond extract. Beat on low speed until well blended.

3. Take a small chunk of cookie dough (a little more than a tablespoon) and stick the hershey kiss in the middle. Roll it into a ball until the hershey kiss is completely covered with cookie dough. Continue until dough or kisses run out. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake for 10 minutes – or until cookies appear to be set, but not browned. Cool slightly and remove from cookie sheet, placing on cooling rack. When slightly warm, roll in powdered sugar. You can roll the cookies again in powdered sugar right before serving them.

Suppose to yield 3 dozen cookies, may yield less.


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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

5 Responses to “Cookie Exchange Recipe #1: Secret Chocolate Kisses Cookies”

  1. Arizona Girl says:

    I have a similar recipe that makes chocolate and your suppose to use the mint kisses. But they stopped making the mint kisses and the plain just aren’t as good (they are good but not as good), and the truffle mint kisses don’t exactly work. I love Christmas cookies.

  2. Aline says:

    Oh, these cookies make my knees weak. Got to try them. My husband is the baker in the house. I have to get him to make these.


    I love cookies! I try to make them with my daughter for fun! She seems to really enjoy it! These are a bit different. I think she would have fun making these!

  4. These cookies are tooooo addicting. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. molomatic says:

    Oh yum! I love the cookies with the Kisses on the top. These would be even more fun. I think I’ll make them for Valentines Day!

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