Chocolate Kisses Cookies

"This recipe was given to me by a family member of my DH I think, and was published in the Elk Ladies of "518" Nevada City, CA volumn III cookbook some eons ago. I make these especially at Christmastime, but not only for that time of the year, as my grandchildren ask for them as much as their mothers do whenever they come to visit. I have the kids unwrap the kisses, their favorite part about making these in the first place. Part of the preparation time is chill time, and I don't include unwrapping the kisses cuz the kids do *** Just a bit of a warning due to some consternation of the part of people who have tried to make perfect little round balls from this recipe...these cookies do flatten out. If anyone gets them to make little perfect round balls please let us know how you did it.***"
photo by sheriboren photo by sheriboren
photo by sheriboren
photo by sheriboren photo by sheriboren
Ready In:
36 cookies


  • 1 cup butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 34 cups flour
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped finely
  • 1 (9 ounce) package Hershey chocolate kisses (you might want to buy two packages, as when you unwrap them it is "One for me, one for the cookies")
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (this is approximate, it could take more or less for you)


  • Cream butter, sugar and vanilla together. Add flour gradually until well blended; stir in pecans. Cover and chill the dough.
  • Mold about 1 teaspoon of cookie dough around each unwrapped chocolate kiss, covering candy.
  • Bake at 375 degrees until they turn a golden brown around the edges, about 10 minutes. When Completely cool, dust with powdered sugar. Store in airtight container.

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  1. I decided to make these last night. I had planned on making them today but just coudn't wait! They surpassed my expectations, I must say. I bought as couple of bags of different kinds of kisses, dark, milk, etc. So I had little, beautiful mysterious cookies, each with a different surprise in it. Thank you ChaCha, you're not only beautiful, you can bake!! lol You go, Girl! Thanks so much, this one is really high up on my favorites list! Made for Chef's Pick at one of KK's fabulous forums!
  2. I'm not sure why but mine flattened out a bit so I didn't get the little round balls I wanted. I followed the directions exactly. They tasted great, maybe I chilled them too long, almost 2 hours.
  3. Wow, these are addicting! I think I ate half of them before I served them to anyone else! Yikes :)
  4. What marvelous little delicasies these are. Just like a pecan sandy with a hidden surprise. Be careful in handling as these are fragile little gems. Made for KK's RecipeTag~
  5. Oh my gosh there are so good, they turned out beaautiful! I made only half a recipe as this was a test run for the holidays and this will definately be one I will make again, I may try these using walnuts also, thanks for sharing Char!


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