Cocoa Kiss Cookies

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My friend, Jenny Whiting, won a Hershey’s Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Kit last December, and so she hosted a fantastic Cookie Exchange Party for all of our friends.  It was very fun to sample everyone’s favorite cookies and then sit and visit together. These Cocoa Kiss Cookies were my favorite, I think. They were so yummy! I love chocolate cookies, and I love pecans. Combine the two with a creamy milk chocolate center, and I’m sold. After they are baked, the cookie part is crumbly and nutty, and it melds perfectly with the soft center. Mmmm…..  But even the next day, they are still delish!

Cocoa Kiss Cookies
Submitted by Erin  ~  The Sisters Cafe
1 c. (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
2/3 c. granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 2/3 c. gold medal all-purpose flour
¼ c. cocoa
1 c. finely chopped pecans
About 54 Hershey’s Kisses milk chocolates
powdered sugar
Beat butter, granulated sugar and vanilla in a large bowl until creamy. Stir together flour and cocoa; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.  Add pecans; beat until well blended.  Refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Mold scant tablespoon of dough around each chocolate, covering completely. Shape into balls.  Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set.  Cool about 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely (it helps if you have any self control…). Roll in powdered sugar. Roll in powdered sugar again just before serving, if desired.
Makes about 4 ½ dozen cookies.


  1. Brittany says

    wow these look AWESOME Erin!! I seriously can't wait to make them… next time I buy hershey kisses, I'm saving them for these. Mmmmmm!!

  2. Melanie Anne says

    These remind me of a chocolate mexican wedding cookie! YUM!! I can't wait to try these! Love you!

  3. Burdick Family says

    so my cookies didn't keep the ball shape…do you know why? they are flat as a pancake! I did leave out the pecans, but I am not so sure nuts would make a difference. Thanks for your advice/input!

  4. Erin says

    Hi Burdick Family, that is such a bummer. I would not have thought the pecans would make quite that much of a difference… in fact, I saw this recipe on the Hershey's website without pecans and the only difference was they increased the flour to 2 cups. Hope that helps. Sorry they didn't turn out for you!

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