Like the majority of the world, I’m a total sucker for chocolate and peanut butter together too. So the standard Hershey Kiss Cookies rank pretty high on my list of Favorite Cookies (and that is totally not a joke. I really do keep a list).
But since I’ve been a kid, this more adult version with a chocolate cookie dipped in pecans and drizzled with a powdered sugar glaze, has always had my heart.
I’m sure it had a lot to do with the fact that it was a cookie that was only made once a year during my Mom’s Christmas cookie baking sessions. It was such a treat, and I looked forward to it every year.
Now that I’m older, though, I realize, I’m actually allowed to make them any time I want! It’s one of those perks of being adult… cookies can be made in March if you feel like it! This perk is a lot more fun than some of the other adult crap we’ve had to deal with!
These cookies are so moist and fudgy, it tastes like you’re eating a brownie! If you’re not a big nut fan, just leave them off! You’ll still have a fudgy cookie with a sweet drizzle topped with a Hershey Kiss! If you are a nut fan, feel free to mix it up! I used pecans because that was what I had on hand. I’ve also used crushed walnuts before too. Take the basic recipe and tailor it to your tastes!
Hershey Kiss Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 egg separated
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup cocoa
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 26 Hershey's Kisses
- Vanilla Glaze:
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp. margarine or butter softened
- 2 tsp. milk
In mixing bowl, cream together butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Combine flour and cocoa in small bowl and then blend into butter mixture.
Refrigerate at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
In small bowl, beat egg white slightly. Place chopped nuts into a separate small bowl.
Roll dough into 1" balls. Dip in egg white and then roll in nuts. Place on cookie sheet and lightly press in center of each cookie.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.
While they are baking, mix Vanilla Glaze ingredients together until smooth.
As soon as cookies are removed from oven, spoon about 1/4 tsp. filling into center of each cookie. Press a Hershey's Kiss on top of filling. Carefully remove from cookie sheet.
Look how perfect every single cookie is! This is a recipe that you definitely want to pin for future reference!!