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Pumpkin Spice Blossoms Recipe

Things You'll Need

  • 36 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Pumpkin Spice Flavored Candies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine , softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans

How to Make

  • 1. Remove wrappers from candies. Place in freezer several hours or overnight.
  • 2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add flour and pecans; beat on low speeed of mixer until well blended. Cover; refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until dough is firm enough to handle.
  • 3. Heat oven to 350°F. Roll dough into 36 balls (about 1 tablespoon dough for each ball). Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set but not browned. Cool 4 minutes; press frozen candy into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack; cool completely. Makes 36 cookies.
  • HIDDEN PUMPKIN SPICE COOKIES: Make cookie dough as above. Using about 1 tablespoon dough for each cookie; shape dough around one candy piece (candy does not need to be frozen for this variation); roll in hand to make ball. (Be sure to cover each candy piece completely.) Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. While still slightly warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool completely. Roll again in powdered sugar just before serving.