A buttery cookie with powdered sugar on the outside... a delicious chocolate surprise on the inside! These easy, gluten-free cookies are fun to make and to eat, making them a fan favorite around the holidays and Valentine's Day!
Chocolate Kiss Cookies
Just 7 ingredients. Super easy recipe. Yummy!
This is one of our favorite holiday cookies and they couldn’t be more perrrrfect for Valentines Day. Just think about it…. Chocolate AND kisses.
My family has a long tradition of making LOTS of holiday cookies.
We have several different cookies we make each year –recipes that have been handed down from family and friends–and we bake large quantities, then give them away as gifts.
In fact, there are people that literally email or call to make sure they are still on the list each year… the cookies are that good!
Everyone has their favorites but these Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies are always a hit!
They look like a basic butter cookie with powdered sugar but … there’s a Hershey’s Kiss when you bite into this cookie!
My boys love them, especially when they first come out of the oven and the chocolate is still warm!
Recipe is from my Aunt’s friend years ago, they are super easy to make, which is a good thing since I usually make several batches each holiday season.
All you need is 7 ingredients….
Gluten-free all purpose flour (we use GF Jules – affiliate link), butter or dairy free butter, sugar, vanilla extract, chopped walnuts, Hershey’s Chocolate Kisses and confectioner’s sugar (also known as powdered sugar) to roll them in.
Fun fact… this is a family recipe and the only change I’ve made to the original recipe is to use GF Jules (affiliate link) flour… which is why we love it so much!
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Back to the Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies….
They are really fun for kids to make because the first thing you do is count out 40 Hersey’s kisses and unwrap them (and maybe eat a few..)
The dough itself comes together in about 5 minutes.
All you do is mix together the butter, sugar and vanilla. Then add and mix in the flour and walnuts. Couldn’t be easier!
Then you divided the dough into 40 pieces.
Roll a Hersey’s kiss inside each piece of dough and bake.
After cooling a bit, you roll in confectioner’s sugar.
Super easy! And fun for kids of all ages to make and to eat!
These easy Gluten-Free cookies are a buttery cookie with powdered sugar on the outside... a delicious chocolate surprise on the inside! Fun to make and to eat, they are perfect around the holidays and Valentine's Day! Super quick and simple 7 ingredient recipe.
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Holiday Baking, Cookies, Dessert, Valentines Day
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Egg-Free
Serves: 40 cookies
1 cup butter (or Earthbalance) room temperature
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups gluten free all purpose flour with xanthum gum (we use GF Jules (affiliate link))
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
40 Hershey's Kisses, wrapping removed
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
At medium speed beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
At low speed beat in flour and nuts until well combined.
Divide the dough into 40 equal parts and shape each part around kiss to make a ball.
Bake 12 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.
Cool slightly & roll in confectioner’s sugar.
Store in an air tight container at room temperature for several weeks. They also freeze well.
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