Candy Corn Kiss Cookies

We love making regular Hershey Kisses Cookies at our house but when I saw Candy Corn Kisses at Target the other day, I knew just what to do with them…make some Candy Corn Cookies.


Here is our recipe:

Candy Corn Cookies

1/2 cup butter or shortening, room temperature
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup granulated sugar (this is optional and used to roll the balls of cookie dough in; I do not do this)
48 Hershey® Kisses® chocolate candies, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, cream butter or shortening and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beating until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract; beat well. Add flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into creamed mixture until well mixed.

Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.


Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Remove from cookie sheet and let cookies cool on wire racks.
Yields 4 dozen cookies. For a downloadable version of the recipe click here.

Instead of using Candy Corn Kisses, you could just simply top them with a piece or two of candy corn! We also made a version of Chocolate Candy Corn Kiss Cookies using our favorite chocolate drop cookie recipe.

Amy Huntley is the owner/author of The Idea Room. A mother of five, who enjoys sharing her love of all things creative in hopes of inspiring other women and families. Connect with her on Google+, or read more of her posts.


  1. 1

    Thank you for posting this recipe! I'm having a Halloween party for my primary class and I was looking for another cute dessert idea. Great timing!

  2. 2

    How lovely! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the 411 on the kisses there so adorable I'll be going to Target Tomorrow. I know the kids will love them. =)

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    The Girl Creative says:

    oh my goodness! I never would have thought to do that with candy corn. How cute! :)

  5. 5

    I saw those candy corn kisses at Target, but would have never thought of making these cookies with them. Thanks for the great idea! I am going to have to go back and pick some up. I love the look of your new header :-) and am so amazed at all of your great ideas.

  6. 6

    Love it! This is going on my "baking to-do list"! New page set-up is really nice by the way!

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    Mom's Place says:

    Yummmmm! The only problem I foresee with these in my house, I may hide them so I get them all to myself!

    Going to be looking for those kisses today while out on my errand run!

  8. 8
    I'm Lori...and maybe I'm you, too. says:

    Great! I hope you're happy. Now I have to go to the store and find candy corn Kisses.

    And now I have to pretend to scowl at you while really I clap my hands and make plans to cover my whole kitchen table in cookies.

    My son is about to love you.

  9. 9

    I had no idea they even made these?!! Awesome! Now I want to rush out and try this…super cute.

  10. 10

    I haven't seen Candy Corn Kisses. I am going to have to head to Target!

  11. 11

    I love the color. They look tasty too.

  12. 12
    Shelley Dawn says:

    These are great! I also want to make the candy corn bark you posted the other day.

  13. 13
    Anonymous says:

    What a great cookie idea! You are now my hero for the day. :)

    The new header is simplified–which is nice–but it's a little drab. Keep it simple, but make it interesting and fun, too!

  14. 14

    Cookies look cute. My son has been wanting to make halloween stuff. I will have to look for these kisses.

    Also agree with previous poster. Header looks real nice, but needs a little color or something.

  15. 15

    Thanks! I bought some at Target the other day too and needed a recipe.

  16. 16

    oh my gosh these are the BEST cookies ever! just made them and im going to have to make about 5 more batches to give away! awesome!!!

  17. 17

    I just found your blog a month ago and I love it! Thank you so much for this cookie idea. I run a home daycare and have been trying to think of an easy but fun idea for the daycare kids and I to make so we can leave them on friends' and neighbour's doors to "Boo" them. These cookies are an excellent choice to help bring a smile to some friends' faces :)

    Lianne from Ontario, Canada

  18. 18

    I love the fact that your blog has the header across the top for us to select "home, about me, etc." I use blogspot also and was wondering which layout you used to accomplish that? I love it!

  19. 19

    candy corn kisses? I have to check those out. Here in Canada we don't get all the cool different kinds of kisses that you do in the US. So thank you for the tip and the recipe. The cookies look very tasty!

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    Annie Rose says:

    I made the cookies for the kids tonight! They loved them! Im can already tell im going to have to go buy a few more bags of the kisses. Thanks for the idea!

  21. 21

    I'll take a dozen…no make it a bakers dozen!

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    Anonymous says:

    Great!! LOVE the recipes and the new look :)

    Nice Job, Amy!!
    It's lookin' great!


  23. 23

    Made them for the kids teachers yesterday, FABULOUS!!! Thanks so much for sharing =) There is most certainly another batch in our near future.

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    [email protected] says:

    Whoa…these look awesome! I can't wait to try those kisses. I'll be linking.

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    Creative Craft Blog says:

    These are so very very cute! I think this is a great twist on kisses cookies…and perfect for Halloween! Yummy yum yum yum!


  26. 26

    These look so yummy, and I was going to make some with the candy corn kisses I got on clearance today…I just have 1 question…were do you add the extra 1/4 cup of sugar?? I keep reading it, and can not see were to add it….Thank you

  27. 27

    Chrissy–Sorry! I forgot that extra 1/4 cup of sugar is to sprinkle over or roll your cookie dough in before baking. I never do that (just extra sugar we don't need at our house). So that is what that is for. I will have to change the directions. I would just eliminate it if it were me.

  28. 28

    Thank you Amy….just thought I was losing my mind (which is not completely out of the realm of possibility=)….I Love your blog, so many funny idea's that I am trying little by little=)


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