Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

these are delicious. i do not use the walnuts as we are allergic to them, but i do dust them with confectioners sugar as it makes them look prettier. i have had this recipe for over 20 years so i do not remember where i got it. prep time includes 1 hour chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla.
  2. You may use an electric mixer, if you desire.
  3. Add the flour and the walnuts if you are using them.
  4. Stir until thoroughly mixed (or beat on low speed until thoroughly mixed).
  5. Cover the dough and chill.
  6. Meanwhile, unwrap the chocolate kisses.
  7. Cover each kiss completely with about a tablespoon of the dough.
  8. Roll in hands to form a ball.
  9. Place each cookie on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 375° for about 10 to 12 minutes until bottoms are golden and cookies look set.
  10. Cool slightly then remove to wire racks to cool.
  11. completely.
  12. You may dust them with confectioners sugar.
Most Helpful

5 5

I used to make these with my grandma when I was a kid. We would chop those walnuts until they were almost powder. We rolled them in the powdered sugar as soon as they were cool enough to touch. I can't wait to make these with my kids.

5 5

This is a recipe from Hershey. I have it in a cookbook from the company. I make these every year for Christmas and they are wonderful! I omit the nuts, though, because the kids never liked them.

5 5

Delicious cookies! I used "candy cane" kisses - white chocolate with bits of candy cane. They were nice, but next time I would use something chocolate. I was lazy and thought I could skip the chilling part. My cookies seemed to hold together fine. They spread quite a bit and I'm thinking they wouldn't have done this had I followed the instructions. Next time I won't cheat.