Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies

These gluten-free holiday cookies have a delicious surprise inside making them a fan favorite!

Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Easy 7 ingredient recipe. Yummy!

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 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 (only 7 ingredients), which is a good thing since I usually make several batches each holiday season.

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Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies
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These Gluten-Free cookies are always a crowd pleaser and why not... there's a Hershey's Kiss when you bite into this cookie! Super simple 7 ingredient recipe is fun for kids of all ages.
Recipe type: Holiday Baking, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Egg-Free
Serves: 40 cookies
  • 1 cup butter (or Earthbalance) room temperature
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp 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
  • Confectioner's sugar
  1. At medium speed beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. At low speed beat in flour and nuts until well combined.
  3. Divide the dough into 40 equal parts and shape each part around kiss to make a ball.
  4. Place on undgreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 375 degrees 12 minutes or until cookies are set but not brown.
  6. Cool slightly & roll in confectioner’s sugar. Enjoy!

10 thoughts on “Hidden Chocolate Kiss Cookies

  1. We have a nut-allergy in our family so I substituted oat flour (old-fashioned oats ground in the blender) for the walnuts. I used 1/2 c and they turned out great! Love these cookies and will be making them again!

  2. Oh, my God! These are sooooo good! My whole family loves them! Your recipes are so great, easy to make and delicious! Keep enlighting us! Thank you! ❤️

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