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9/16/12

Spice Blossom Cookies

 
According to nine out of ten bloggers*, Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses are amazing. Never one to pass up pumpkin flavored anything, I had to see for myself. I hightailed it to Target, and grabbed a few bags, baked up some spice cookies, and topped them with the Kisses. Yes, I agree that the candies are good, but these cookies are freakin' fantastic.



  Spice Blossom Cookies

3 1/4 cups. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup butter
1 1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup  molasses
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
cinnamon and sugar mixture
45-50 Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped and frozen.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
In a medium bowl mix together dry ingredients. Set aside.
Using a stand mixer (or bowl and hand mixer), cream sugar and butter. Add molasses, vanilla and egg, and the flour mixture  and mix until blended.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2″ balls. Roll each one in a cinnamon and sugar mixture and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and immediately place a frozen Hershey kiss in the center of each cookie. Cool on wire rack. I moved the entire piece of parchment to the rack, thus saving time, and the possibility of a cookie bending. 
WARNING:
Do not eat until cooled, or the candy will melt all over the cookie. Only savages eat messy cookies (see my other thumbprint cookie recipe for an example)  Even though your house will smell lovely with the scent of autumnal spices, and you will be pacing in anticipation, wait for the cookies to cool. Wait. You can do it.

* My made up, silly statistic, which is supposed to bring to mind the gum commercials of long ago. Nine out of ten dentists...:)


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59 comments:

  1. Ooh those look yummy! I keep passing by those pumpkin spice kisses but the next time I'm at the store I'm picking them up!

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  2. I think I have to go bake now. Looking Good!

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  3. I might have to try those kisses (and these cookies by association)!

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  4. Oh, I am headed to Target now. Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from Thee Networking Hop. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now. Love for you to link up and network with other moms. Hope to see you there!
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  5. I have seen these all over blogdom and I am glad to see someone try them!

    Thanks for sharing at Mealtime Monday!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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  6. LOL at your warning! I would eat them like savages!!! Looks so good.

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  7. These go on my must-make list! They look and sound amazing! I am one of the 9 out of 10, ha ha! Thanks for adding to my recipe addiction and joining ON THE MENU MONDAY! Yummy!

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  8. These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe, I pinned it! :) Your newest follower from threekendrickblessings.blogspot.com

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  9. Oooohhhh...so glad you shared these. I have this on my pinboard, and I've been wanting to make them. I'm gonna be on the lookout for those kisses :).

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and following- I'm returning the favor! These cookies look amazing and I love those kisses - will need to give a try!

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  11. Ooh, great idea. I haven't seen those kisses yet but I am definitely keeping my eye for them now. This is a fantastic idea!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  12. Thanks for following me, Lisa! These cookies look amazing. I'm definitely following back :)

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  13. Umm these cookies look amazing! Thanks for stopping by, I added myself as your newest follower :)

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  14. I was looking at this photo and my son said, "Mmmmm, yummy!" I agree.

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  15. I must be the last person on earth to know there are Pumpkin Spice Kisses! I must go out and buy them and make these cookies! I am loving all things pumpkin right now!

    I am following you now!

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  16. I've never seen pumpkin kisses, thanks for stopping by at It Bakes Me Happy :)

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  17. Thanks! These sound awesome for an Autumn treat.

    Debra

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  18. These look AMAZING!! I need to search for these pumpkin kisses. I've heard rumors, but I have yet to see them. Where did you buy them?

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  19. these look SO good! :-) Stopping over to visit from Tempt my Tummy Tuesday. I am hosting Try a New Recipe Tuesday now. Would love for you to come over and join us. Many blessings, Lisa
    http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com

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  20. Ha ha, pace myself with these????? I guess I'll be a savage! Oh these look so good!!! I bet they do make you house smell delicious!

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  21. I love pumpkin, but I haven't tried the pumpkin spice kisses yet! I bet those cookies smell outrageous while they're cooking.

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  22. Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop! Come visit me whenever you get a chance! :)

    YUMMY! Would love to try this!!

    ♥ Shar
    http://sharmartinez.blogspot.com

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  23. This sounds wonderful, love pumpkin and love finding new recipes for me to use in! Love the idea of the kisses! Thanks for sharing your inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  24. These look amazing! I have been trying to find pumpkin spice kisses for the last 2ish years and they are just no where to be found, I am going crazy here! It's to the point where I just might be willing to visit every Target in a 2 hour radius until I find them.

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  25. Your cookies look wonderful! I've been looking for the pumpkin spice kisses too, but can't find them! Hopefully I'll see them this fall! Your cookies look so good!

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  26. These cookies look beautiful and I'm sure they're delicious
    I love the flavors

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  27. They look so good and I wanna eat them!! Interesting

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  28. Oh I want to make some of these! I hope I can find these kisses!

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  29. Adding these kisses to my grocery list this week!! Can't wait to try these out!! Pinning :)
    Thanks for sharing at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!

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  30. Wow, these look amazing! And LOL about savages and messy cookies. :-) Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. I know you already saw the feature this morning, but I just wanted to say again YUMM!!!

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  31. I've never tried those kisses, but now I want to so I can top my cookies with them. Thank you for linking this week with See Ya In the Gumbo.

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  32. They look great! I've never heard of those kisses either! I wonder if we can get them here in Australia?


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  33. Just stopping by to let you know you are featured today!

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  34. Get out! Pumpkin spice kisses?! What will they think of next?! These look great! :0)

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  35. These look fantastic! I guess I'll be picking up a bag of these this weekend to try this recipe out. :) Megan

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  36. Thanks for sharing at Weekend Potluck! These look yummy!
    ~Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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  37. These look oh so yummy...I"ll be on the lookout for those special kisses too. Pinning this recipe so I can make them when I do. Thanks -

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  38. These look so delicious! A perfect fall cookie. I'm visiting from Shabby Nest's linky party and I'm your newest GFC follower. Would love it if you had a chance to visit some time and follow back. Have a great weekend!
    Tuula :)

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  39. These look delicious!! I'm going to baking these this weekend :) I'm your newest GFC follower, and I would love it if you would visit and follow back!

    -Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

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  40. No kidding, there's pumpkin flavored Kisses?!?!?!? Totally count me in! Love, LOve, LOVE this!!

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  41. I love the spices in these cookies and the pumpkin kiss makes them super special. I would love if you shared these on my foodie friday party today.

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  42. Mouth watering..Already drooling:)

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  43. Wow I didn't know there were pumpkin spice kisses! I'm going to have to get myself some! Thanks for linking this up to my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  44. These sound delicious. I will have to look for those Pumpkin Kisses.

    Thanks,
    Michele@betteorroganizedliving.com

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  45. Those look really good. :) Thanks for sharing. :)

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  46. Wow! I didn't even know they HAD a pumpkin spice kisses.. and add it to a cookie! Wow! Can't wait to try these!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  47. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/09/made-monday-38-picks.html

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  48. These look so yummy. It's pumpkin time. Yea! I am your newest follower. I hope you stop by to visit and follow along.

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  49. I adore these fun pumpkin kisses! I bet they are even better on your awesome spice cookies!!! Love these!!!

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  50. These look so good!! Yummy! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

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  51. You were featured :) I can't wait to see what you share this week at All my Bloggy Friends!

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  52. I have never seen these kisses! I love this recipe - my family would love it - all the flavors they like!

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  53. What delicious looking and sounding cookies! I wish we could get Hershey's Spice Blossom Kisses here in the UK!

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  54. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing last week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! You are a featured favorite this week! Hope you can join us again this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

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  55. Oh my gosh, we made these, and used 1 1/4 cup of molasses (I had the boys make them while I was cooking). hahahahahahahahaha

    Good thing we have a lot of those kisses left so we can try again, lol. Trust me, too much molasses is not a good thing.

    Attempt #2 tomorrow. ;)

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