Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

pumpkin spice kiss cookies

I didn’t think I was one of those people who bought everything pumpkin this time of year, but it turns out I am.  Pumpkin pop-tarts, pumpkin marshmallows, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin spice M&M’s (which were actually pretty good), etc, etc, pumpkin spice Hershey kisses!  So I guess I am one of those pumpkin people.  I do work in REAL pumpkin too though, not just the fake flavored stuff.  But sometimes the fake, flavored stuff is good too.  Give these a try before your stores isles are totally over taken by peppermint and Christmas after this week!

And if you’re looking for a few ways to work in some REAL pumpkin into your meals, check out some of these recipes:

Pumpkin Wheat Biscuits

Low-Fat Pumpkin Banana Oat Bread

Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Rolls

Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies, adapted from Bakergirl

Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk, if dough is crumbly
  • 1 package Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unwrap pumpkin spice Kisses and place them in a small bowl in the freezer until ready to use. Place 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a bowl for rolling cookies in; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Gradually add in small batches to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. If dough is crumbly and not coming together, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until dough forms.

Scoop dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls, roll in sugar, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until done.

Remove from oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes. Gently push a frozen pumpkin spice kiss into the center.


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