Secret Kiss Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling


4-1/2 dozen

Updated: Oct. 25, 2023
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


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 54 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, 5-7 minutes. Gradually add flour and mix well. Fold in walnuts. Refrigerate dough until firm, 2-3 hours.
  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 until set but not browned, 12 minutes. Cool 1 minute; remove from pans to wire racks.
  4. Sift together 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar and the cocoa. While cookies are still warm, roll half in cocoa mixture and half in remaining 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 103 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 31mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.