- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake 12 minutes or until set but not browned. Cool 1 minute; remove from pans to wire racks.
- 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.
Reviews for Secret Kiss Cookies
"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!!"
"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."
"Made these for a cookie swap contest, and they won! Very good! I would definitely make them again."
"These cookies are my Son's favorite!! I make them every Christmas!! Yummo!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"These are a little time consuming to make but they're yummy!"
"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."