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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.

Servings: 24

Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
 
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.

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a large bowl, mix together your flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, baking soda, and salt. 

  3. 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. 

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

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

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

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

  8. Allow them to cool completely before serving.  

Nutrition Facts
Gingerbread Kiss Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 216mg6%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 187IU4%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

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