Candy Corn Kisses & Cookies!

There are a billion reasons why I love Halloween! Dressing up in costumes, watching all the little kids get excited, all of the decorations and festivities going on and the plethora of Halloween candy out there. I love Halloween candy! Okay, I love candy in general, but Halloween candy?! It calls my name. The miniature candy bars are awesome. Best invention ever. I can eat them and not feel like I’m eating a big, giant candy bar. For some reason my mind (and my thighs) justify it because they are tiny.

Another thing I love about Halloween is candy corn! LOVE IT! It looks so darn festive and Halloweeny. So when I saw these at Target I had to buy them. Yes, had. I was compelled. How cool are they?!?!

My daughter loved them. She was having so much fun unwrapping them for the cookies and looked so blissful, I had a hard time getting mad at her when she popped every fourth one in her mouth. She looks so stinkin’ happy just touching them, doesn’t she???

She did a great job helping. And don’t they look festive?

I know there are lots of recipes out there for the peanut butter kiss cookies but my kids aren’t real keen on peanut butter cookies. So I wanted a “plain” recipe. Who knew there was an entire Hershey’s website with recipes on it! My new favorite site that I will be surfing at all hours of the night. So we made one of the recipes off the site and it was delicious!

Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
* 1/4 tsp. baking soda
* 1/8 tsp. salt
* Hershey kisses

Directions
* Beat butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
* Stir together flour, baking soda and salt.
* Slowly add to butter mixture.
* Refrigerate dough until fim enough to handle.
* Roll into one inch balls.
* Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
* Remove from oven and immediately place a Hersheys kiss in the center of each cookie.

Let the kisses firm up again (they will melt from the heat of the cookies.

We drizzled ours with white chocolate (because that just sounded good) =o)


Now enjoy! Oh yeah – and Happy Halloween! It’s almost here!!!


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Comments

  1. Erin,

    These cookies make me soooo happy! I too agree with you that Halloween is simply one of the VERY best holidays out there. And, WOW do your cookies look great! – I just adore candy corn and anything that looks like it too!

    I had no idea HK’s had a website!!!! – off I go to check it out! Thanks for the recipe and the info on the website.

    Happy Monday,
    ~avril 🙂

  2. Yum! Do they taste like candy corn? Are they chocolate? I’ve got to go buy some.

  3. Yum! We discovered them last year at Target. I love those little Kisses. Your cookies look Yum!!

    Lynn
    http://punkaroonie.blogspot.com/

  4. Very cute and clever. I love it that there all kinds of great Halloween cookies that don’t have to be cut out and hand decorated.

  5. What a great way to use Halloween candy. I love that icing drizzle on top.

  6. Erin, adorable! I didn’t even know that they had Candy Corn kisses! Awesome! Peanut Butter Blossoms are my favorite holiday cookies, and I’m so thrilled to have a Halloween version!

  7. Adorable!! Love the Kiss candy corn!

  8. Those are so cute I have never seen those kisses! Come link up to my party memakingdo.blogspot.com

  9. Great Halloween cookies! I love candy corn too but have not seen these from Hershey’s. I know I will love them. I will keep an eye out. I hope we have them on the east coast. Your daughter is adorable. The Hershey’s site must be great. I will check it out. Thanks for the tip:)

  10. very cute…I love the colours on your cookies

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Those kisses look so yummy! I haven’t seen those before! Now I want to go buy some! 🙂

    Jessica
    http://craftily-ever-after.blogspot.com

  12. Whoa! I’ve never seen the likes of these before! The Hershey’s company thinks of everything. I’m planning an impromptu trip to Target now. The cookies turned out great, by the way!

  13. What a great idea – I”ll be making these for my 14 boys! Thanks so much!!!!

  14. I would LOVE for you to link this recipe up to my HALLOWEEN linky party this week!

    http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2010/10/week-4-halloween-recipes-and-linky.html

    top 3 recipes win a prize!

  15. how cute! so do these taste like candy corns or kisses?

  16. They taste more like white chocolate than they do candy corn but they have a hint of candy corn flavor in the, (How’s that for a description???) =o)

  17. Wouldn’t these be cute at the classroom party? I can only image how many of the kisses would end up in my mouth…instead of on a cookie! yum!

  18. I saw these yesterday at the store, thanks for buying and sharing them in such a fun way.

  19. Uh… YUM! Thanks for linking up!

  20. Yummy! They look so fun and festive. Happy Halloween

  21. These look great! I have a bag of these in my pantry right now 🙂

  22. Those are so cute and festive! I had no idea about the candy corn kisses. I’m HAVE to check those out, now! Happy Friday!

  23. I didn’t know Hershey made candy corn kisses! That just opens up a whole world of possibilities! Your cookies included.

  24. very pretty cookies, what lucky kiddies!!

    Here from tidymom, have a great weekend!

  25. Those look yummy! Thanks for the recipe!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie.
    I can’t wait to see what you have next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

  26. Okay, I showed these to my son so we could do them for his 5th grade class and he said “No way”, they look like…..and then started laughing hysterically. He was referring to breasts. Now that’s all I see when I look at the picture!!!! Help!!!

    Did anyone do them with chocolate as their cookie base….dark chocolate? I’m thinking that would look visually “Halloween” but wondering if the dark chocolate is too much with the kiss?????
    Hoping….
    Amy

  27. Yummy! I wish I could get fun Kiss flavours here!

  28. Perfect Halloween cookie! I didn’t see those Kisses in the stores or I would have just had to have bought a bag too, very cool! Thanks for linking these up on Tailgating Time too 🙂