Secret Kiss Cookies Recipe -

Secret Kiss Cookies

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"A terrific buttery nutty cookie that has a rich chocolate kiss in the center. They are rolled in powdered sugar after baking for a festive finish."

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  1. Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until fluffy. Add flour and walnuts; beat on low speed of mixer until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to handle.
  2. Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Using about 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie, shape dough around each chocolate piece; roll in hand to make ball. (Be sure to cover each chocolate piece completely.) Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set but not browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. While still slightly warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. Roll again in powdered sugar just before serving. About 3 dozen cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 20, 2003

I make this every year at Christmas time. It's my families all time favourite! The only thing I change is that I sprinkle the icing sugar over the cookies from a sifter rather than rolling them in it. I found the sugar got too chunky that way.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2003

Good recipie, maybe cook a bit longer. Very peanutbuttery.


36 Ratings

Dec 20, 2003

These are fantastic cookies. I have made them for years as "Hidden Kiss Cookies," a recipe my college roommate's mother would send in Care Packages. It is the cookie my family dreams of--they swoon when I make them! It is helpful to chill the formed cookies for 30 minutes or so, and NEVER use an insulated pan or you'll wind up with one cookie with chocolate lumps across the cookie sheet.

Jun 21, 2003

My kids LOVE these cookies (so do my husband and I)! We had a little assembly line going of unwrapping candy, scooping dough, and wrapping the kisses so our whole family could help.

Jun 21, 2003

These are the favorite cookie in my household. I make them with almonds too (change the vanilla to 3/4 vanilla and 1/4 vanilla extract.) Everyone loves them!

Feb 03, 2003

My God these are good!

Jan 25, 2004

Great receipe!!! Easy to do recipe that would also be good to make with kids.

Jun 21, 2003

I found this recipe back in 1981 and it is one of my all time favorite cookies. Makes a special treat for co workers, bosses and now that I have kids in school teachers and special staff members. I have also used the Hersey's Hugs and the bite size Snickers and Milky Way's and other bite size candys. This will become one of those recipes you DO NOT want to share and only pass on to family. Two thumbs up and finger licking good.


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  • Calories
  • 137 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.1 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

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

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