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Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

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These Pumpkin Kiss Cookies are a twist on the classic traditional kiss cookie made with Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses. Great pumpkin and spice flavor throughout the the cookie and then topped with a seasonal Pumpkin Kiss from Hershey’s.

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

My friend Pam over at Blueberries and Blessings and I are giving you a full week of Halloween treats.

Yesterday, Pam brought us her adorable Eyeball Cake Pops and I brought my Easy Pumpkin Parfaits.
{Click on the photo to see the recipe.}

Eyeball Cakepops Easy Pumpkin Parfaits with Greek Yogurt

I am excited to see what Pam is bringing us today, go check her out: Blueberries and Blessings

Today I am bringing you Pumpkin Kiss Cookies!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

These cookies began as just a great pumpkin cookie recipe. I wanted to kick them up a notch so I added some spices and then a few weeks ago, at the grocery store I found these Hershey’s Pumpkin Kisses.

I’d seen them before, but had never really thought about doing anything with them.

They are so good to eat all by themselves, or drop a couple in a mug of coffee… delish!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Then I added them to an already spectacular cookie recipe and you’ve got a recipe for the perfect Fall Pumpkin Treat!

These cookies are AMAZING! (and pair very nicely with a hot cup of coffee or warm cup of tea!)

And so my delicious Pumpkin Kiss Cookies were born. And I cannot even tell you how great these are and I also won’t mention that we may or may not have devoured them in a day.

Hey, I have teenagers! That’s what happens around here. A lot.

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Hershey's Pumpkin Kisses

Are you ready to try out these Pumpkin Kiss Cookies?

Have you tried these little Hershey’s Pumpkin Kisses yet? If not, go straight to your local store and get some.

You can do so many fun things with them, especially make these cookies!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Loads of pumpkin and spice flavor in these soft cookies, that are perfect for any fall get together.


  • 1 ½ cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cup of white granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of brown sugar, I used dark
  • ½ cup of canola oil
  • 1 ½ cups of refrigerated pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 24 Hershey's Pumpkin Kisses


  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Put Hershey's Kisses in the Freezer to sit while preparing and baking. (Approximately 20 minutes)
  3. Prepare your cookie sheet with cooking spray or use a silicon baking mat.
  4. In a medium size bowl, combine together the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In another bowl, mix together the white sugar, brown sugar and the oil.
  6. Add the refrigerated pumpkin puree and combine thoroughly.
  7. Add the egg and then the vanilla extract mixing well between each addition.
  8. Slowly add the flour mixture a little at a time until mixed together well.
  9. Using a large spoon or a small ice cream scoop, heaping spoonfuls onto your prepared pan, approximately 1" apart.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until the cookies are just starting to show some cracks. If you do the toothpick test, the toothpick should come out clean.
  11. Remove from oven. Immediately press a pumpkin spice kiss into center of each
  12. cookie. It's normal if the cookie cracks a bit more around edges.
  13. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet to a wire rack.
  14. Cool completely.
  15. Enjoy!

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 Check back tomorrow for more awesome Halloween Spooky Treats!
(or my milder version, because I’m boring and my kids are all grown up haha)

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Pam @ Blueberies and Blessings

Friday 18th of October 2013

I love making a version of these, but yours look so moist and fluffy I need to try them!

Nancy @ gottagetbaked

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

*Sob* I don't think they sell pumpkin kisses in Canada cause I haven't seen them :( Your cookies are adorable and I bet the kiss really amps up the pumpkin flavour. I'm going to have to hunt a bag down. I've been going crazy over all the pumpkin recipes floating around the internet lately and this is being added to my must-bake list.


Tuesday 15th of October 2013

Yum! I made some similar ones a few weeks back, love those pumpkin spice kisses!

Angie | Big Bear's Wife

Tuesday 15th of October 2013

Just perfect for Halloween or Thanksgiving

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