Kissables Cookies

When I first saw the new Hershey’s Kissables a few months ago, I wanted to eat them by the handful. They are smaller than a regular Hershey’s Kiss and covered in a thick, bright candy shell. They are very similar in principle to an M&M, but larger and rather more substantial. Like M&Ms, the different colors do not have corresponding flavors; they are just there to look pretty.

Once I got over the cutness and started seeing the Kissables sold in larger bags, I decided that I wanted to try them in cookies. You could use any candy-coated chocolate in these cookies, but the Kissables are so cute!

I wanted to keep the cookies fairly white to highlight the candy bits, but I didn’t want to turn them entirely into a sugar cookie, either. So, I used mostly white sugar in these, which gave them a beautiful light color and a nice, mild flavor. The bit of brown sugar and honey I added was to ensure that the cookies stayed moist and had a bit of chew to them. The vanilla flavor came through fairly well, too.

The cookies looked slightly underdone when I tooke them out of the oven, but they cooled perfectly. The had crisp edges on the first day – a feature that made them incredibly addictive – but they stayed nice and soft, with a bit of chew than contrasted nicely with the crispness of the candy coated Kissables.

Kissables Cookies
(or any other candy-coated chocolates)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp honey
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups Kissables (or M&Ms)

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars with an electric mixer until light, about 4 minutes. Beat in honey followed by the eggs, adding them one at a time. Mix in vanilla. With the mixer on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture into the butter mixture until it is just combined. Stir in Kissables.
Drop by heaping tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between cookies.
Bake at 375F for 9-12 minutes, until golden at the edges. Allow to cool on baking sheet for about 5 mintues before transfering to a wire rack with a spatula to cool completely.
Makes 3 dozen fairly large cookies.

8 comments

  1. Aren’t they fun? We made some malted cookies with them a couple months ago when they first came out!

  2. oh nic, i don’t know. they look like they’d taste wonderful, but those red kissable thingies look like misplaced nipples.

  3. Joe – I remeber those. They sounded delicious. Malt is a nice addition in cookies.

    Santos – I see what you mean. I guess you’ll be comforted to know that the majority of the pieces in the bag were blue? There is also a children’s board game called “Sorry” that that has pieces identical to these candies, so that is what I usually think of first.

  4. Kissables-
    Call me lame or my city backwards, but I haven’t noticed these in the stores yet! I will remember your recipe when I finally stumble into them! They look De-Lish!

  5. Okay, funny story about kissables: I was visiting my mom in Atlanta, and I went to wash my hands in the restroom in the hallway – and, right across from the toilet, is one of those candy dispensing machines where you put in a quarter and turn the crank, and it’s full of kissables. I approach my mom about it – does she pee and eat chocolate simultaneously (what’s that like?)? Does she have to remember to bring quarters into the bathroom?

    It turns out that she stashed the candy machine in the bathroom to conceal it from my treat-obsessed one-year-old nephew. But I think she should leave it there for that whole eating-chocolate-while-peeing thing.

    Your cookies look scrumptious. =) Kissables are positively addictive, peeing or otherwise!

  6. Those cookies look delicious. Are they the crunchy type or soft one ?

  7. The Cookbook Junkie

    We just started eating Kissables – they’re a ‘safe’ alternative to M&Ms for my peanut allergic son. I hope they have red and green ones at Christmas time so I can make these cookies for Christmas.

  8. I have been making these for a while (since I fell in love with kissables and did a search and you recipe was all I found) I have to say that this is my favorite cookie recipe! I actually keep a bag of kissables on hand just in case I need to whip some up. I love the addition of honey it makes all the difference. thank you so much for this recipe. it is the only cookie I have ever taken to a party and didn’t leave with, no joke.
    Oh and Cindy they are soft and chewy!
    and I have made them for every holiday that they have special colors, that I have found, christmas and valentines.

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