Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Blossoms

by Erin

Get your taste buds ready for fall with these sweet and chewy snickerdoodles topped with a pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kiss. 

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Despite the summer weather I am still experience, I caved into the pressures of fall baking. Although I did resist opening a can of pumpkin just yet. Instead I snagged a bag of festive candies. Fall and winter holidays bring some of the best festive candies there’s no reason to avoid them. Has anyone found the Pumpkin Golden Oreos yet? I have heard mixed reviews but still want to try them for myself.

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I am starting my seasonal candy baking with the pumpkin spice Hershey’s kisses. These pumpkin kisses paired perfectly with chewy snickerdoodle cookies especially with the addition of some nutmeg into the cinnamon-sugar coating. You may be tricked into thinking the cookies themselves have pumpkin in them.

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One year ago: French Toast Waffles

Two years ago: No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars


Makes approximately 1-1/2 dozencookies



1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp cream of tartar

1/4 tsp salt


1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg


18 Hershey’s pumpkin spice kisses, unwrapped


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars, and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the egg, vanilla, and beat on medium-high speed until just incorporated and creamy, about 1 minute.
  3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and add the add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, and beat on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute.
  4. Using a medium 2-inch cookie scoop or your hands, roll about 2 tablespoons of dough into balls and place on a large plate or tray.
  5. Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour (up to 5 days).
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper, set aside.
  7. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and stir to combine. Roll each ball of dough in the cinnamon-sugar. Place dough on prepared baking sheet, spaced at least 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until edges have set and tops are just set. Remove from oven and immediately press a pumpkin kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack. Let chocolate solidify before serving or storing.

Source: Adapted from Averie Cooks.


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Medeja September 12, 2014 - 6:47 am

Cute cute cute! And yummy!

Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! September 11, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Oh yeah! These look so great! Love the pumpkin kiss in the center!

Zainab @Blahnik Baker September 11, 2014 - 11:31 am

I NEED to find those kisses!! And make these cookies :)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic September 11, 2014 - 10:45 am

I would love any cookies with a Hershey’s kiss in it, especially this autumnal version!

Baker Street September 11, 2014 - 8:03 am

A pumpkin spice hershey’s kiss?! I want.
These look fantastic, E!

spiffycookie September 11, 2014 - 9:31 am

Thank you! I hope you find the pumpkin kisses.


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