Carrot Cake Kisses Cookies Recipe
Makes 30 Cookies
30 Carrot Cake Flavored Hershey's Kisses Candies
3/4 Cups Butter, Softened
1/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
1 tsp Vanilla
1 2/3 Cups Flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 Cup Pecans, Finely Chopped
1/4 Cup Carrots, Finely Chopped
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Remove carrot cake flavored Hershey's Kisses from wrappers. Set aside.
3. Cream together butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
4. Add flour and cinnamon and mix until a dough forms.
5. Add finely chopped pecans and carrots. Mix.
6. Take 1 TBSP of dough. Roll it into a ball. Gently flatten the ball until it is about 1/2"-3/4" thick. Set newly formed disc on a baking tray. Press an unwrapped Hershey's Kiss into the center of the dough and press until the candy sinks 1/3 of the way down into the dough and the edges begin to split.
7. Repeat step 6 until 15-20 cookies are on the baking tray.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cookies should be set but not brown.
9. Optional: Mix together 1/4 Cup Powedered Sugar and 1 tsp Cinnamon. Removed slightly cooled cookies from the baking tray and dip them into the powdered sugar mixture so that the bottom and edges are coated with powdered sugar.
The Carrot Cake Flavored Hershey's Kiss candy does not hold it's shape quite as well as a Milk Chocolate Hershey's kiss due to the soft center but the cookies still look and taste amazing!
I happened upon this unique flavor of Hershey's Kisses candy shortly after Easter so I'm guessing that this is a limited time item. I am hoping that it is popular enough that they bring it back every Easter! I was skeptical when I bought the bag because it seemed like a strange flavor but it was on clearance for $1.50 so I figured I didn't have much to lose. Thank goodness I took a chance because these little candies are tasty! And the cookies are not only tasty but also unique and fun! They got a thumbs up from everyone in my house!
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Below you can see the setup inside the box. I used a faux wood Panel from the SB Prints Wood & Tile Collection as my base and a green Panel from the SB Prints Core Textured Collection as my background. I used the anti-glare shields because the bright lights were causing a glare on the shiny surface of the plastic Hershey's Kisses package.