Christmas Kiss Cookies

Say hello to these gorgeous Christmas Kiss Cookies! They are super easy to make, taste delicious and look so festive!

Christmas Kiss Cookies

When I was packing my stuff for India trip, I packed a lot of sweaters and jackets. December in Delhi is cold, like not as cold as in US but cold enough. And I have lived in Delhi all my life so I know how the weather is there during this time of the year however as soon as I landed here I realized that I packed all the wrong clothes! Maybe it’s the environmental change or global warming but it wasn’t cold AT ALL! Like I was going shopping with mom in my t-shirt and trust me I am one of those who wrap themselves in jackets and scarfs as soon as it starts getting cold so you can imagine it must not have been cold at all if I am saying so.

I was really kicking myself for bringing all the wrong clothes and then things suddenly changed overnight. In 1 day, the temperature dropped considerably and now we have minimum temperatures in 40s here. I don’t know whether I should be happy about it – because now I can wear all my sweaters and jackets or be sad about the whole thing because I was actually enjoying the pleasant weather! 😐 Oh well, I think I am happy that this cold is still so bearable, I am dreading what it will be like when I return to US in 2 weeks.

Christmas Kiss Cookie

Anyway other than the weather, it’s been raining cookies on Cook With Manali lately. The cookie that I sharing with you today happens to be one of my favorites! I made lots of cookies for the Holidays this year before my vacation. I have to say that the last 2 weeks before leaving for my vacation were really crazy. I think I was in the kitchen 24×7, I really didn’t have a choice. I wanted to make a lot of things to share with you guys while I am away. And in among st all the madness, there were lot of recipe fails [ 🙁 ] and also recipes which turned out awesome and made me happy. These Christmas Kiss Cookies fall in the latter category.

Look at them, so festive!

Holidays Kiss Cookies

There are so many cookies recipe and it really feels hard to pick a favorite but these Christmas Kiss Cookies are right up there. What I love about them the most is that they are so easy to make. You need few ingredients for these – flour, butter, sugar, milk, vanilla extract, egg yolk and little salt. I am sure you must already have all these ingredients in your pantry and refrigerator. Other than these you obviously need Hershey’s kisses and Christmas Sprinkles. I used mini Hersheys kisses for these but you can use the regular ones too.

Christmas Kiss Cookies Recipe

I hope you do make these Christmas Kiss Cookies for your friends and family this year. You can also give them as gifts by wrapping them in cute little treat bags!

 

Method

Using paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat butter and both the sugars till well combined.  Add egg yolk, vanilla extract and milk and mix till combined.

Add flour and salt and and mix to form a dough.

Once the dough comes together, wrap it with a cling and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

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Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. Once the dough has chilled take it out and roll the dough into 1 inch balls, you will get around 25-30 balls from this dough. Roll each ball into the sprinkles till it’s well covered with sprinkles from all sides.

Form a indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb.

Place the cookies 2 inch apart on the prepared baking tray. Bake the cookies at 350 F degrees for 8-10 minutes, I baked for 10 minutes. Remove from over and with your thumb make an indentation again in the center. Place hershey’s kisses in the center immediately.

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Let cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Christmas Kiss Cookies

* Bake 8 minutes for softer cookies.

Christmas Kiss Cookies

Festive, easy and delicious! These Christmas Kiss Cookies will be a great addition to your cookie tray!
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 25 cookies
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Manali
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • cup brown sugar
  • cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg yolk, large
  • 1⅓ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup assorted christmas sprinkles
  • 25-30 Mini Hershey's Kisses

Instructions

  1. Using paddle attachment of your stand mixer or using your hand mixer, beat butter and both the sugars till well combined.
  2. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract and milk and mix till combined.
  3. Add flour and salt and and mix to form a dough.
  4. Once the dough comes together, wrap it with a cling and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Once the dough has chilled take it out and roll the dough into 1 inch balls, you will get around 25-30 balls from this dough.
  7. Roll each ball into the sprinkles till it's well covered with sprinkles from all sides.
  8. Form a indentation in the center of each cookie with your thumb.
  9. Place the cookies 2 inch apart on the prepared baking tray.
  10. Bake the cookies at 350 F degrees for 8-10 minutes, I baked mine for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove from over and with your thumb make an indentation again in the center. Place hershey kisses in the center immediately.
  12. Let cool on the baking sheet for 3-4 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Christmas Kiss Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 6mg 0%
Potassium 12mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Sugars 14g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 2.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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19 thoughts on “Christmas Kiss Cookies

  1. How fun are these?? I love how you took a classic holiday cookie recipe and made it better! That shot with the tray of different cookies is incredible. I want to frame it and put it on my desk so I can look at it everyday. 🙂

  2. That’s funny how much the weather can change in one day! It’s like that where we live too. Oh well, at least you didn’t have to buy a whole new wardrobe, or I guess maybe that wouldn’t been the perfect excuse to buy new clothes right, lol?!
    I’ve been cooking away and have had a bunch of recipe fails myself gearing up for the holidays, but these cookies are perfection! I love the festive sprinkles and of course the Hershey’ kiss! These would make a perfect cookie to take to a cookie exchange too!

  3. I’m jealous you are in Delhi and I’m not! I know how cold it can get in Delhi especially since the homes are not heated. Too bad the warm weather didn’t last!
    Love these cookies! They are so cute and festive. <3

  4. Hi Manali, I had made these Christmas kiss cookies and my six year old daughter loved them so much. I have half the kisses pack still and today I bought some valentines day sprinkles – plan to bake these and send them to my kid’s school for valentines day. I just had one question. What is the exact time these should be baked for? 8 minutes or 10 minutes? And how should be the cookies ideally after cooling – hard or soft? I baked a few soft – but was scared the cookie dough was raw? as these are kinda thick, do we have to bake them longer so that it bakes through? I have never eaten these cookies (baked by someone else) and hence cannot judge what should these be like – hard or soft? Thanks for posting all your awesome recipes! Mansi

    1. Hello Mansi! Thanks for the feedback, I am glad you and your daughter enjoyed these cookies 🙂 Each oven is different and that is why I wrote 8-10 minutes but basically bake till the edges just start to get brown. Yes the cookies might look under-baked when you take them out but that’s what you want. These cookies shouldn’t be hard. When you take them out of the oven leave them on the baking sheet for 5 minutes (they will bake a little then too), and then remove from pan. I will say go for 8 minutes, these need to be little under-baked! Hope that helps 🙂

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