Chocolate Chip Kisses Cookies

Kelsey's cookies
Kelsey’s cookies

Associate editor Kelsey Smith loved when her mom made her favorite cookies during the holidays. Even though the mother-daughter duo now have a 200-mile distance between them, Kelsey is always reminded of her family and warm memories when biting into a sweet, chocolate chip kisses cookie.


1 bag (10 ounces) Hershey’s Kisses

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened

1/3  cup granulated sugar

1/3  cup packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup Hershey Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate


Heat oven to 375 F. Remove wrappers from Hershey Kisses.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until well-blended. Add flour to the butter mixture; blend until smooth. Stir in small chocolate chips.

Mold scant tablespoon dough around each chocolate piece, covering completely. Shape into balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Prepare chocolate drizzle, if desired. Drizzle over each cookie.

Chocolate drizzle directions

Place ¼ cup of Hershey’s Mini Chips and one teaspoon of shortening in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave on high an additional 20 seconds or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

Hershey's kisses