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Secret Kiss Cookies Recipe

Secret Kiss Cookies Recipe

Here's a recipe that's literally sealed with a "kiss." This cookie's bound to tickle any sweet tooth. —Karen Owen, Rising Sun, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch YIELD:15 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 30 milk chocolate kisses
  • 1-1/3 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour and mix well. Fold in walnuts. Refrigerate dough 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 375°. Shape into 1-in. balls. Flatten balls and place a chocolate kiss in the center of each; pinch dough together around kiss. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake 12 minutes or until set but not browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from pans to wire racks.
  • 4. Sift together 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar and cocoa. While cookies are still warm, roll half in cocoa mixture and half in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 366 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Secret Kiss Cookies

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tsuop 202996
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"I make these at Christmas with a candied cherry inside (Sugarplum Surprises) & make them round. For Valentine's Day I shape them like a "kiss' & cover them w/foil along with "the tag" saying Happy Valentines Day or THINK SPRING!!! (If you can't tolerate nuts use oatmeal) Very easy to make & fun too!!"

MurphyNJ 85440
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"I am glad I tried this recipe. My grandchildren loved the chocolate kisses inside. Because of the children, I didn't add the walnuts, but I am sure that would have added a lot. Nice change from peanut butter blossoms with Hershey Kisses on top."

mrsburger925 85437
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Made these for a cookie swap contest, and they won! Very good! I would definitely make them again."

BeeDaLee 23970
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"These cookies are my Son's favorite!! I make them every Christmas!! Yummo!!"

yummycooker 68691
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2011

"Easy and yummy. My kids loved helping make these - I rolled out the balls and flattened them, and the kids put the kisses in the middle and sealed them up. A fun cookie to make together."

ashleydalemiller 25085
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"Delicious! One of the best cookies I've had! Yes they can be a bit tedious to make, but it's worth it. I used candy cane kisses in half and hugs in the rest."

cricutkate 49186
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"I've been making these for years (with a couple slight variations) and they're always a hit. I add 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips to the cookie dough and I use the kisses with an almond in the center. I've never rolled them in sugar after baking, but that sounds good. A real Christmas classic."

kisstheskykneel 49184
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These cookies are labor intensive and not all that tasty. Rolling into balls warms the dough up - it is too soft for the next step. So I tried placing them in the fridge. In the end I rolled the dough and cut out circles then wrapped the chocolate."

PassionMama 19768
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"These are a little time consuming to make but they're yummy!"

ggrecco 85436
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"The prep for this is not 25 minutes. I love the cookies, but don't like to make them for holidays as they take a lot of time and many steps."

bonniebrowniz 68669
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"I'm going to use caramel kisses!"

slorrainek 32083
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"Gonna make these with the kisses with cherry in the middle, and add red or pink sugar to the powder sugar!! Yummy!!!"

mstassi 85434
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"we make this cookie using mint extract in the dough and mixing a little green sugar with the powdered sugar for rolling. YUMMY"

ANomdeplume 52283
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"I love this recipe and have been making this for my family every year for Christmas."

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