Snickerdoodle Pumpkin Kiss Cookies


The weekend is almost here!  We have lots of stuff going on this weekend, so I am ready for it.  Tonight we are going to a pumpkin patch, doing the corn maze, and other fun things with my husbands work.  Saturday night my son has a birthday party to go to, so that means hubby and I get date night!  Then two flag football games for my 7 year old on Sunday.  Hopefully the weather stays nice.

But even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, these cookies will be sure to put you in a good mood.  My friend, Roxana first turned me on to these Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses.  I didn’t realize they existed, and immediately added them to my shopping list.  One of my favorite Christmas cookies, is Peanut Butter Blossoms.  You know those peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses in the center.  I thought these kisses would be perfect for a fall version of this cookie.

Snickerdoodles seemed like the perfect thing to pair with these kisses.  I have made Snickerdoodles before, but I wanted a version that were super thick and fluffy.  So I set out to find the perfect recipe.  Thanks to How Sweet It Is, I found it.  The cookies were full of cinnamon, thick, chewy, and the Pumpkin Spice kisses were perfect.  I hope you try these, they really are a wonderful cookie for fall.

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Thick and fluffy Snickerdoodles with Pumpkin Kisses. A fall version of the classic Peanut Blossom cookies.

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbls milk
  • Dipping
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon
  • Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat liner.
  2. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Mix in egg and vanilla until combined (about 2 minutes). Add flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until the dough starts to come together. Add in milk. If the dough is crumbly and dry, you can add more milk 1 Tbls at a time, until it comes together. Place the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for dipping. Remove dough from fridge. Roll into 1 inch balls. Roll the balls through the cinnamon mixture until fully coated. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet. Remove to cool on a wire rack. Immediately topped with pumpkin kisses, pressing gently so they stick. Allow to cool completely before serving.


Adapted from How Sweet It Is




  1. Oh my gosh these are CUTE!!

  2. Great use for these holiday Kisses! :)

  3. We love making these!!! Thank you for the reminder!!

  4. A friend of mine just bought those pumpkin kisses and didn’t like them plain. So I am going to send her this recipe. Looks so good!

  5. Love the idea of using snickerdoodles with the pumpkin kisses, so fun!

  6. Love these! I must get my hands on some of these pumpkin kisses!!

  7. Where have I been…. pumpkin spice Hershey’s kisses!! I have to find them now and try them out. These cookies look perfect. Have a great weekend. :)

  8. I really need to find those kisses so I can make these ASAP!

  9. Very festive cookies! They look delicious.

  10. Very fun idea for your pumpkin kisses, snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies 😉

  11. Great cookie, my hubby’s favorite cookie is snickerdoodles so I just might try these for him since he loves pumpkin too!

  12. Wow this looks amazing! I will definitely need to bookmark this to try. I haven’t had the pumpkin kisses yet but this will make me try them out. Thanks for posting the recipe! :) Love your blog! I am a new reader and it is great!

  13. I love this version of “happy cookies”, as we grew up calling kiss cookies :) Have a fun weekend!

  14. What a perfect fall cookie!! I bet they did not last very long in your house. Pinning!!

  15. What a great twist on the peanut butter blossom!

  16. My Hubby says these are the best cookies he ever eat and I am suppose to make a batch every week!

  17. Love the idea! I bought the pumpkin kisses myself but still have half the bag left. Putting these cookies on my list :)

  18. I didn’t know they existed either. They really make everything now. :)

    This sounds like a great use for them! I’m always done for snickerdoodles.
    And not just because it’s the best name for a cookie ever!

  19. EEEE these are so cute! I didn’t know that they existed!

  20. I think I need a few of these to dunk in to my pumpkin spice latte! YUM!

  21. These look wonderful – what a fantastic fall recipe ..I bet the kids and grownups will love this one. Glad I stopped by. Been so long!

  22. Yum! I love cookies like these. Gotta put them on my list!

  23. Why on earth did these never occur to me – I’m so glad you have shown me the LIGHT!! And now I must find some pumpkin Kisses!!

  24. Big hit with everyone!

  25. I think the caramel kisses would be great in this cookie as well!

  26. jlkfjsldkjfsd says:

    30 minutes is not enough for the cookie dough to be workable–I would suggest at least 1 hour otherwise it’s way too sticky.

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