Hershey's Kiss Cookies

Hershey's Kiss Cookies
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Hershey's Kiss Cookies

Molly Aronica

Hershey's Kiss Cookies

There's nothing that evokes holiday cheer quite like a freshly baked batch of cookies. The best thing about this particular cookie recipe is that you can use whatever kind of Hershey's kiss strikes your fancy — this rendition calls for Hershey's kisses with caramel, but any type will work wonders. The same goes for mini Reese's peanut butter cups, if you're so inclined. Happy Holidays!

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Ingredients

  • sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3  cups  white sugar
  • 1  cup  light brown sugar
  • eggs, room temperature
  • 2 1/4  cups  flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/4  teaspoon  salt
  • bag Hershey kisses with caramel

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, add the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar to a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer or hand beater until the butter is fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs to the butter and mix to combine. 

In a second mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture and whisk by hand to combine, then repeat with the remaining flour mixture. Drop small spoonfulls of the batter onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper or a silpat and bake for 6 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and gently press a kiss into the top of each cookie, then bake for 6 more minutes. Cool the cookies on wire racks and enjoy. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
4g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
12g
9%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Calcium, Ca
18mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
25µg
6%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
6mg
2%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
53mg
8%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
127mg
8%
Water
1g
0%

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.