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hidden kiss cookie cut in half showing Hershey's kiss inside.
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Hidden Kiss Cookies

Melt in your mouth short bread cookies baked with a sweet chocolate kiss tucked away inside. These Hidden Kiss Cookies are everything perfect Christmas cookies should be.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hidden kiss cookies, secret kiss cookies
Servings: 72 cookies
Calories: 97kcal


  • ¾ cups butter softened
  • ¼ cup shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding 1 small box
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 70-80 Hershey Kisses
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar


  • Cream together butter, shortening, and sugar with an electric mixer.
  • Add in eggs, vanilla, and instant pudding mix. Continue mixing until thoroughly incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the four mixture to the butter mixture a little at a time mixing between additions until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Scoop out dough by the tablespoonful. Make a ball with the dough and then press a Hershey Kiss into the center. Pinch the dough up and around the kiss to create a cone shaped ball of dough.
  • Repeat until all dough is used. Place the cookies in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  • When ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the chilled cookies on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until set and lightly golden brown around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes or until cool enough to handle but still warm.
  • Place the powdered sugar in a bowl. Place the warm cookies in the bowl of powdered sugar and gently roll to coat. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cookies are cooled completely roll them in the powdered sugar again to coat in another layer.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg