Butternut Kisses Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Butternut Kisses Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Butternut Kisses

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"This cookie recipe is made every year for the holidays; my family can't have Christmas without them."

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Original recipe makes 2 1/2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in ground nuts.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until set. Press kiss in center of each cookie. Cool on wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2005

I made this for a cookie exchange party, and they were GREAT! Very easy to make, and turn out not only yummy, but attractive looking as well. My Husband LOVED them. I found that doubling the recipe, and making the balls 1 inch around yielded much more than the recipe said, I got nine dozen out of it! So I had enough for my exchange, and then some!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 16, 2002

Not what I expected. Not tasty. Bland.


27 Ratings

Dec 05, 2005

This recipe is wonderful as a peanut blossom substitute. Our daughter is severly allergic to peanuts. Now she can have her kiss cookies. Nice and soft cookie. I don't roll mine in nuts and they are still delicious.

Sep 18, 2003

This was a wonderful addition to our Christmas baking!!Not too sweet and easy to make.I used Branches "Stars" to add something a little more festive.I had to make 5 batches becuase my friends and family couldnt get enough of them!Excellent recipe!

Dec 07, 2010

These cookies are delicious. BEWARE though this recipe does not make 5 dozen. I made these for a cookie swap and only ended up with 3 dozen (I may have made the cookies too big). Also, making the cookies into balls is not easy because the dough is soooo sticky. Wet your fingers before rolling - this will prevent the dough from sticking to you. All in all though - this recipe is worth making.

Dec 29, 2007

These cookies were really delicious. The only thing was that my dough was too thin and sticky for me to roll into balls, so we sprinkled the nuts on top. I think that I over-beat the ingredients. Next time I will not use a mixer, but will mix everything by hand and hopefully the dough will be thicker. Bye the way, we used the kisses with nuts inside. The cookie tasted so good, not too sweet, just right.

Dec 12, 2006

Awesome! I have had the peanut butter style ones in the past and these are way tastier! Everyone who had the cookie raved about it! Fun to make too. If doubling the recipe, buy two bags of kisses!

Nov 28, 2005

Love this recipe! Nothing to change, rolling these cookies in the crushed nuts makes them look real nice on the trays I hand out to 15 people during the holidays. Thank YOU!


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  • Calories
  • 191 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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