Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Cinnamon-spiced pumpkin cookies with Hershey kisses pressed into the centers. You can use any flavor kiss you like but in keeping with the spirit of the cookie and the season I highly recommend the pumpkin spice flavored version – if you can find them.

The pumpkin spice kisses have white chocolate in the centers with a pumpkin spice coating on the outside. They are best eaten with the help of a cookie.

It was my first taste of these seasonal Hershey kisses and they didn’t live up to the hype. Too artificial tasting for my liking. When I joined them with the soft, cinnamon sugar covered cookie they transformed into something way better. I couldn’t get enough. The two together are perfect.

The artificial flavor is hardly discernible among the warm spices in the cookie, the subtle pumpkin flavoring and the cinnamon sugar they’re rolled in. All combined they melt-in-your mouth making for one of the most irresistible cookies on earth.

Do you make special treats for Halloween? Do tell.

Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Yield: about 35 cookies

Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

Cinnamon-spiced pumpkin cookies {eggless} with Hershey kisses pressed into the centers.


1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons + 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bag Hershey Kisses (preferably Pumpkin Spice flavor), unwrapped


  1. Line 2 large cookie sheets with silpats or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer beat the butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and the brown sugar together on medium speed 2 minutes. Add the pumpkin and vanilla beat on low 1 minute.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, cloves, ginger, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the sugar mixture and beat on low just until combined. Refrigerate 1 hour (or longer).
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons cinnamon in a wide, shallow bowl.
  5. Scoop up level tablespoons of the dough and roll into a ball then roll in cinnamon sugar. Place on cookie sheets 2 inches apart and bake 12 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and press a kiss into the center of each one. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in tightly covered containers up to a week.


Adapted from Caramel Stuffed Pumpkin Cookies

Copyright ©2013 Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice by Reeni Pisano All Rights Reserved


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  1. says

    I am not a fan of snacking on Hershey’s Kisses (seasonal flavors or regular) but I do think they are great to bake with. Bigger than a chip but like a chip in that they don’t melt into a puddle. Kiss cookies are a classic. Now that Kisses come in so many flavors there are so many more cookie possibilities! Your Pumpkin Spice Cookies are Halloween perfect!

  2. says

    These look out of this world! I know what you mean about the artificial-y flavor, but the cookies look so amazing and full of comforting fall flavors that balances out the less-that-delectable flavor of the kisses.

  3. says

    I haven’t seen those kisses but will trust you that they’re better with a cookie! Isn’t everything? :) They are pretty cookies too!

    Moon, hope your week is off to a great start! We miss seeing you! Love and purrs, Angel & Isabella

  4. says

    I still have yet to be able to get my hands on these kisses!! Sigh. Maybe next year? I love the idea of pairing them with a cookie, though. I feel you on the artificial-ness of them. That’s how I feel about a lot of special-flavored kisses.

  5. says

    Reeni, I thought I was the only one who isn’t impressed with the pumpkin spice kisses! They are delicious, but very artificial tasting. Well, that’s to be expected. Anyway, they look wonderful with these cinnamon spiced pumpkin cookies!

    • says

      I thought I was the only one! I’ve only seen rave reviews and nothing negative. There was a lady at the market buying like 10 bags of them. My expectations were high. Oh, well – at least I can say I tried them now. Happy Monday Sally! Have a great one!

  6. says

    I don’t find Hershey kisses here, they have a so nice shape and look amazing pumpkin spice flavored with pumpkin. These cookies are lovely :) Bye dear, have a good week

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