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Hershey Kiss Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Elise
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies, Chocolate, Sugar Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Hershey Kiss Sugar Cookies are soft and buttery sugar cookies topped with a Hershey Kiss. These are a twist of the classic peanut butter blossom, but are nut free, easy to customize for any celebration, and are sure to impress a crowd!


  • 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (156g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg (50g), room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (210g) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 18 Hershey Kisses
  • sanding sugar, as desired


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper to ensure the cookies come off of the pan cleanly after baking.
  2. In a large bowl, use a whisk to stir slightly cooled melted butter, granulated sugar, room temperature egg, and vanilla extract together until smooth and fully combined.
  3. Pour all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the dough. Use a rubber spatula to mix the dry ingredients into the wet until all flour pieces disappear into the batter.
  4. Roll the dough into about 1 1/2-tablespoon (30g) sized balls. Roll the dough balls in sanding sugar or granulated sugar as desired.
  5. Bake the cookies for 5-8 minutes or until the edges look light golden brown and the tops look pale and are beginning to crack.
  6. After about 30 seconds, push a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool and the chocolate kiss to fully set before storing.


Measuring Flour: You will end up with dry, tough cookies if you do not measure your flour correctly. Measure out 210g of flour exactly using a kitchen scale or simply use a spoon to carry flour into your measuring cups before using a knife to sweep the flour across the top in order to level the flour.

Make Ahead: You can make the dough ahead of time and chill it in the fridge for up to 2 days before rolling the dough. Just make sure to cover wrap it tightly. You can also freeze the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 4 months. Thaw at room. temperature before serving. 

Keywords: Sugar Cookies, Hershey Kiss Cookies