I love when new recipe ideas pop into my head!  Often I am inspired by a recipe that I have seen on television or in a magazine and I can’t wait to put my own twist on it.  That happened to me twice this week!  Twice in one week!  I have been so excited to experiment, perfect and share these recipes with you that I could hardly pour ingredients into my mixer fast enough!  Having an experimentation week like this one also makes me dream about designing my ideal kitchen with LOTS of counter space, multiple ovens and dishwashers and smart storage.  Someday sweet teeth…

I have wanted to develop more fall/pumpkin recipes and so when I learned about Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses, my wheels started spinning.

I wanted to start with a simple sugar cookie that would be good for dunking.  Next, I wanted to incorporate warm fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.  Finally, I needed to decide how to incorporate the Kisses.  Should I chop them up and mix them into the dough?  Top each cookie with a Kiss like the traditional peanut butter and chocolate Kiss cookie?  Or should I stuff one whole kiss inside each cookie?  Based on my love for ooey, gooeyness, I decided on the last option and I am so glad I did!  When you dunk your cookie into your latte or glass of milk and take your first bite into one of these Fall Spice Cookies, your senses are hit with the warmth and comfort of cinnamon.  Once you get one bite deeper, the smooth and creamy Pumpkin Spice Kiss melts in your mouth and you may actually need to sit down if you had been standing.  It’s that good.

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combine dry ingredients

cream butter and 3/4 cup white sugar and brown sugar together

add corn syrup and egg and mix

add dry ingredients in increments

roll dough into balls and make indentation into each ball with your finger

stuff a Kiss into each dough ball

cover the Kiss and roll to seal

roll stuffed and sealed dough balls into cinnamon sugar then place 6 balls per cookie sheet

bake, dunk, indulge and enjoy

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6 Comments ( Reply )

  1. cassie @ bake your day
    Nov 08, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

    I’ve never seen these Hershey’s kisses but they sound awesome. Wonderful cookies, can’t wait to try these!


    • Mercedes
      Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

      Thanks Cassie! Yes this flavor of Kisses must be new this year!


  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 11:51 am

    I haven’t seen these either! Such a good idea Merc!


    • Mercedes
      Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:37 pm

      I know, I was suprised to see them too! They must be new this year.


  3. Tina
    Nov 03, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    I made these today. I loved them fresh out of the oven but when they cooled they were hard 🙁 Just wondering if anyone else had that problem? I will heat the rest up in the microwave as I eat them cuz the cookies are very yummy 🙂


    • Mercedes
      Nov 04, 2012 @ 9:27 am

      Hi Tina! You are correct, these cookies were definitely good dunkers in that they were a bit crispy! I hope you still liked them and have a great day!


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