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Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because of the cinnamon in the batter and the caramel kiss on top. We love the cinnamon-caramel combination, but you could switch out the kiss with a different festive flavor. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 caramel-filled milk chocolate kisses

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk next 5 ingredients; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Shape rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. Roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 143 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • sgronholz
    Jan 13, 2020

    These chocolaty cookies are wonderful! I rolled the dough into smaller balls to make 4 dozen cookies instead of 2 dozen, which worked perfectly. A new favorite and something I'll definitely make again!

  • Jeanette
    Dec 18, 2019

    These cookies are scrumptious! I Leland a dairy-free life (not by choice) so I used a butter substitute. I also left out the cinnamon and the Kisses. So yummy!

  • Sara
    Dec 15, 2019

    I made 9 dozen for Christmas cookies at work, and everyone loved them. They are very chewy and chocolatey.

  • alexp2095
    May 3, 2018

    Really soft and chewy. The taste is different too!

  • BakerLady1954
    Jan 29, 2018

    cookies are delicious much like a brownie