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
5 from 125 votes

Gingerbread Kiss Cookies

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.
Servings: 24
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

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.  

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Nutrition

Calories: 300kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 216mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg

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38 comments on “Gingerbread Kiss Cookies”

    1. Hi Laura. Yes you can omit the kiss and use the recipe just for the gingerbread cookie. These cookies also freeze well in an airtight container.

  1. Lauranne McWherter

    5 stars
    I actually got 4 dozen out of this recipe so must have made them smaller. But they are a big hit with family and friends.

  2. This recipe looks great, but I have a question. The recipe says it makes 24 servings, but nowhere can I find how many cookies make up a serving, i.e., how many cookies does this recipe make? Need to know to calculate carbs for diabetic person

    1. Hi Judi. This recipe makes 24 cookies. Nutrition info is for 2 cookies. I will update.

    1. Hi Fran. Yes, there are many kinds of molasses and some more readily available than others. While any would work for this recipe, a light unsulphured will well work best.

  3. 5 stars
    I love making these cookies! They are simple to make and so delicious with all the spices in the recipe that make it taste so great. I have two sons who love these cookies. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  4. Going to make these tomorrow but can I mix the dough up ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to use?

  5. abelee@sympatico.ca

    5 stars
    Just loved this cookie with just that little bit of crunch and what a presentation to any platter for the Holidays!

  6. 5 stars
    I liked your cookie idea, bookmarked it, made this one and your White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss cookie today, posted about them on my Instagram and in my cooking and art blog. I included links and tags because the recipes are easy and the cookies are yummy.

  7. Julia Bethune

    5 stars
    I just love these cookies.  They are now my favorite 
    Christmas Cookie.  I first made them in February of 2020. 
    I just thought now to rate them.  

  8. 5 stars
    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.

    1. 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!!!

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

  9. 5 stars
    Great recipe. I made 3 dozen cookies with this recipe and used the new sugar cookie kisses. 

    I substituted cane sugar for the sanding sugar as I could not find any in my local grocery stores and this worked fine. Thanks for sharing your recipe

  10. Benita Slaeker

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