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Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

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Gingerbread Kiss Cookies combine your favorite chewy cookies with striped chocolate kisses for a fun twist on a classic. Make these delicious cookies and add to your holiday cookie exchange this year.

If you enjoy these cookies then I know you will love my Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Cake.  It is a great classic gingerbread dessert that pleases even picky eaters.

Up close picture of gingerbread kiss cookies on a wooden cutting board

Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

If you love gingerbread, I have the perfect cookie. I love gingerbread and I try to make it all winter long. This year I have been on a gingerbread kick and I have made a lot of different gingerbread favorites. These gingerbread kiss cookies are perfection.

Overhead picture of a platter of gingerbread kiss cookies

Where Can I Find Sanding Sugar?

If you want to buy sanding sugar you can find it in many craft stores that have a cake decorating area. You can also find it in a lot of grocery stores in the baking aisle. It is usually located with the sprinkles.

Can I Use Regular Chocolate Kisses Instead?

The great thing about these cookies is you can use any type of kisses. I love the beautiful look of the white striped kisses against the dark cookie,s but you can use whatever type of kisses you like, including the plain regular chocolate kisses.

Easy gingerbread kiss cookie on a cutting board with sugar sprinkles

Ingredients you will need

  • Unsalted sweet cream butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Molasses
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Ground ginger
  • Cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg
  • Allspice
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla extract
  • White Sanding Sugar
  • Chocolate stripped Hersey Kisses

Gingerbread Blossoms

How to Make Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line baking sheets with parchment paper then set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together your flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda, and salt.

Using another bowl or stand mixer, beat together the brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Mix in the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract.

Now, you will add in the dry ingredients gradually until the dough forms.

Pour your sanding sugar into a bowl, and form small balls of cookie dough then roll them in the sanding sugar.

Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, then bake for 8-10 minutes.

Pull from the oven and allow them to cool for 2-3 minutes before adding a Hershey’s kiss into the center.

Allow them to cool completely before serving.

Gingerbread Blossoms

Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

Published By Jill
Gingerbread Kiss Cookies combine your favorite chewy cookies with striped chocolate kisses for a fun twist on a classic. Make these delicious cookies and add to your holiday cookie exchange this year.
5 from 93 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 3/4 C packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 C flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp all spice spice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 container white sanding sugar
  • 1 bag chocolate stripped Hersey Kisses

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  • In a large bowl, mix together your flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda, and salt. 
  • Using another bowl or stand mixer, beat together the brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.  Mix in the molasses, egg, and vanilla extract. 
  • Now, you will add in the dry ingredients gradually until the dough forms. 
  • Pour your sanding sugar into a bowl, and form small balls of cookie dough then roll them in the sanding sugar. 
  • Place the cookie dough balls on the prepared baking sheets, then bake for 8-10 minutes.  
  • Pull from the oven and allow them to cool for 2-3 minutes before adding a Hershey's kiss into the center.
  • Allow them to cool completely before serving.  

Nutrition

Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 3gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 107mgPotassium: 216mgFiber: 2gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 187IUCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

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I will definitely use these for my holiday boxes. I’ve never used sanding sugar before and it’s really nice looking.5 stars

I used the Sugar In the Raw turbinado. They turned out delicious.

This is a really cute and festive recipe! They are also delicious!!5 stars

sounds good will ave to try5 stars

How many dozen does this make?5 stars

I would say closer to three dozen5 stars

Mine made just 4 short of 4 dozen. I would definitely get 4 dozen if I make it again.

I’m going to try making these gluten and egg free5 stars

Made these for the first time and they were really good. will make these for Christmas

These are soooo good!

Made these cookies today and they are awesome. I didn’t have the sanding sugar so I used regular white sugar they turned out great.5 stars

Me too…I used regular white sugar as I didn’t have sanding sugar and it turned out great too.  Also, I didn’t have the striped kisses so I just used chocolate kisses.  I had one and OMG, so good!!!

OMIGOSH! I just made these today. They may be my newest addiction. So good. Thank you.5 stars

Excellent! Looked great and really enjoyed.

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