Surprise chocolate kiss cookies are soft and chocolaty cookies with a chocolate kiss hidden inside! Easy Kiss cookies rolled in sugar for a perfectly sweet chocolate treat.
What Are Surprise Chocolate Kiss Cookies?
Surprise chocolate kiss cookies are a delicious and tender chocolate cookie with a secret inside. Hidden beneath the layer of sugar coating and chocolate cookie we find a hidden Hershey kiss that is soft and melt in your mouth good.
Surprise Chocolate Kiss Cookies Ingredients
-All Purpose Flour: This flour will help to create the dough needed for the cookies. You can probably get away with using 50/50 whole wheat flour if desired.
-Unsweetened Cocoa: Cocoa powder helps to flavor the cookie dough so that it tastes nice and chocolatey and adds another layer of flavorful and rich chocolate goodness.
-Baking Powder: The leavening agent needed to make the cookies rise up and feel fluffy.
-Salt: Salt works as a great wingman to make the other flavors in this recipe taste good.
-Unsalted Butter: While you could use salted butter, you may think the dough is too salty as a result, therefore I recommend unsalted.
-Packed Brown Sugar: Brown sugar adds a flavor depth thanks to the molasses and adds the caramelized sweetness our cookies need.
-Egg: The binding agent in this dough, don’t forget it or the cookies may crumble!
-Vanilla: I like using high quality vanilla extracts because they’re simply incomparable to others, but use what you have on hand because you don’t want to leave it out!
-Hershey’s Kisses: These surprise cookies would be nothing without some kisses inside! We’re going to need about a package’s worth, but there should be some leftover for snacking. 😉
How to Make Surprise Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Here’s how to make these cookies:
Mix the Cookie Dough Together
In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and then set it aside.
In another mixing bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until they’re light and creamy.
Beat in the egg & vanilla and then mix until well combined.
Add in the flour mixture, mixing well.
Chill the Dough
On a piece of plastic wrap, place your cookie dough down in the center, and then wrap it up into a log, using the plastic wrap to secure it in shape.
Place the cookie dough in the fridge for at least an hour, but preferably overnight (but no more than 12 hours!)
Slice & Roll Cookie Dough
When the dough has been successfully chilled, slice the cookie dough into 1/4 inch thick slices.
Soften the cookie dough slightly by rolling it around in your hands and then flatten it.
Insert the Chocolate Kiss!
Place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss in the center of the dough and then wrap it up and over the sides of the kiss and roll it around to securely hide it away.
Place the cookies dough balls onto a greased cookie sheet and continue until all of the cookies have been made.
Bake & Sugar Cookies
Bake in a 350F degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place them into a shallow dish filled with granulated sugar. Be careful as the cookies will be very hot.
Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Best enjoyed when warm.
CAN I USE FLAVORED HERSHEY KISSES?
Oh yes absolutely! Swapping out the Hershey kiss for something seasonal like peppermint or white chocolate is a great way to add new layers of yum to this recipe. Make a few batches and hide different kisses in each and then enjoy a game of chance as you eat your way through them with family and friends.
CAN I TRY SOMETHING OTHER THAN A HERSHEY KISS?
While you’re open to trying whatever you want, allow me to quickly say that I’ve personally tried swapping the center out for peanut butter balls and caramel filling and neither one held up nearly as great as a Hershey kiss did.
More Chocolate Cookies:
- Cinnamon Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Mint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies
- Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies
- White Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Cookies
- Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Mint Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
- Reeses Chocolate Cookie Cups
- Cherry Chocolate Cookies
- Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies
Hidden Surprise Chocolate Kiss Cookies are a delicious and tender chocolate cookie with a secret Hershey kiss hidden inside. With a sugar coating around the outside, these balls of sweetness are melt in your mouth good.
T Dimick says
These look really good. I noticed that there are no instructions for when to add the egg that you said not to forget. I am a baker and know when it should be added but a beginer might not. I can’t wait to try them.
Fixed it- thank you!
Shadi Hasanzadenemati says
This is such a delicious recipe! Can’t wait to try it!
Thank you, Shadi!
We love these cookies! They were fun to make and they were so good! They didn’t last very long at all in our house. They will be great for holiday cookie trays also.
Thank you, Wilhelmina!
Could I use Rolos instead of a Hershey kiss?
I don’t see why not! I’m sure that would be delicious. Please let us know how they turn out!
I was excited to try this with all the kisses we got for Valentine’s Day but to be honest they were just okay. The dough was extremely dry and crumbly – it was impossible to roll. We ended up adding a bit of milk to add some moisture so they didn’t fall apart. The cookie part was kind of bland, especially if you didn’t get a bite of kiss in it. I think with a better dough (more flavour and moisture) it would work better.
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