Surprise kiss cookies have a hidden chocolate kiss inside! These cookies are the perfect dessert to make for Valentine’s Day and Christmas cookie swaps!
These cookies have a secret, or should I say a surprise? Hidden in each cookie is a Hershey’s Kiss! You would never know from picking up one of these confectioners’ sugar covered cookies, but sure enough there is a chocolate surprise in each one!
I am a huge fan of surprises, especially when they come in dessert form. You think you’re getting one thing, and then surprise! It turns out to be better than you thought. That is exactly what these cookies do.
Surprise kiss cookies appear to be cookies covered in confectioners’ sugar, but in fact they are so much more. Not only are they packed with crushed walnuts, enhance the buttery and crunchy texture of the cookie, but they are also hiding a secret Hershey’s Kiss inside.
Now usually when I come across dessert like this, I think, “How on earth did they do that while keeping the surprise intact through the whole baking process?”
Magic. Okay, not really, but when it came to these surprise kiss cookies, it was pretty easy.
The dough is quick and easy to make (only 5 ingredients) and then the key step is to refrigerate the dough before forming it into balls. The chilled dough keeps the cookies from expanding too much and helps the Hershey’s Kiss stay in tact.
Also, the oven temp is slightly higher than the usual 350 (this recipe calls for 375). The cookies bake faster, which means inside will be a perfectly shaped surprise kiss!
There are so many occasions to make these surprise kiss cookies too! Valentine’s Day is obvious, as are cookie swaps at Christmas time. I like the idea of making these for a family member or friend to show them you love them! Or maybe to just show off your baking skills 🙂
Recipe adapted from Cakes Cottage.