Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 10 mins

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies have a surprise inside! Our favorite cookie, anytime, but I always make these at Christmas. So easy to make and your young ones will love helping.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In large bowl, combine butter, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour and pecans; mix until dough forms.
  4. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  5. While dough is chilling, remove wrappers from chocolate kisses.
  6. Mold one scant tablespoon of dough around each chocolate kiss making sure it is completely enclosed in the ball of dough.
  7. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart.
  8. Bake at 350° for 10 to 15 minutes until set and bottoms of cookies are just beginning to slightly brown.
  9. Carefully remove from cookie sheet; place on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes.
  10. Roll cookies in powdered sugar.
  11. When completely cooled, re-roll in powdered sugar.


Most Helpful

I gave this 3 stars. I liked it and the look was very good. I was disappointed that my hershey kiss did not melt and kept it's shape. I thought it would have melted and stayed melted. My future hubby suggested I try wrapping some dough around peanut butter. I think maybe I'd like to try a reese cup. Next time I make this I'm going to use a different dough as I would like to see the cookie softer. I'm using Cherry Snowballs #161704 . It makes a soft buttery dough. Thanks for posting a good recipe. Christine (internetnut)

internetnut December 24, 2006

LOVED THESE COOKIES! I'm not a big nut fan and I'm never really sure who is going to eat cookies when I bring Christmas trays out and about. One person commented that they were delicious without the nuts but I wanted to preserve the texture so I subsituted a cup of graham cracker crumbs and added an extra 1/2 cup butter to compensate for the absorbancy of the crumbs. But these were just to die for. I doubled the recipe in order to have enough for my Christmas trays and still have some leftover for my family to eat but they were gone within a couple of hours of everyone sneaking. I will definetly be making more. These are my new FAVORITE cookies! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe!

ktenille December 01, 2006

definitely lessen the flour. nuts are so expensive that my husband and i left them out. rich and tasty!

teriw December 08, 2005

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