Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Chocolate Kiss Cookies aka Blossoms Recipe

Dec 22, 2015

Chocolate Kiss Cookies aka Blossoms Recipe

These Double Chocolate Kiss Cookies are wonderful for the holidays, bake sales or to cure any sweet tooth craving! They are soft, chewy, and delicious with any flavor Hershey's Kisses you like!

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This recipe was revised, photographed and updated 9/2021. The original recipe can be found here.

If you have a chocolate craving, you ended up in the right place!

Today I have the most perfect cookie for you! Rich, chocolaty and SO decadent.

These cookies are soft and chewy with just the right amount of chocolate. The best thing about them? You can use any flavor Hershey's Kiss you love! I absolutely love them with Candy Cane Kisses around the holidays.

The sea salt sprinkle is completely optional, but the sweet and salty combo is too good. You can also roll them in sprinkles before baking for an extra crunch in every bite!

No matter which way you choose to make them, they turn out delicious every time!

Keep scrolling for tips, process photos, additional chocolate recipes and more! 

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What are the ingredients in this recipe?

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  • Butter: A dairy product consisting of approximately 80% butterfat and made from the fat and protein components of milk or cream. Most commonly made from cow's milk, but can also be made from sheep, goat, yak, or buffalo milk.
  • Brown sugar: Often produced by adding sugarcane molasses to refined white sugar crystals. There are two varieties, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar. Dark brown sugar has more molasses, which results in a darker color, richer flavor and more moisture. Try making your own brown sugar!
  • Egg
  • Vanilla extract: this extract is made from vanilla bean pods soaked in water and alcohol. Try using pure vanilla extract instead of imitation. This is the most common extract used in American desserts and I put it in pretty much anything sweet, Use store bought or make your own vanilla!
  • All Purpose Flour: It's a combination of hard and soft wheats. Bleached flour provides a softer texture. It's versatile and you can bake most anything with it!
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Baking soda: Also known as Sodium bicarbonate or bicarbonate of soda. It requires an acid and a liquid to become activated and helps baked goods rise. It can also help remove tough stains, eliminate foul odors, and clean difficult areas like the oven, microwave, and tile grout. Unopened, baking soda will remain shelf stable until the best-by date on the box, generally 2 years. Once opened baking soda should be used within six months because it loses its potency and power.
  • Hershey's Kisses

How to make:

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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • Make sure your butter is fully softened! If it isn’t, you’ll end up with lumps in your cookies. 
  • I used brown sugar for a chewier cookie. If you don’t have any, feel free to swap granulated sugar. 
  • Egg helps bind the cookie together. 
  • Vanilla enhances the sweetness and flavor of the chocolate. 
  • Flour is the base of our cookie-- make sure to measure using the spoon and level technique!
  • Cocoa powder is going to make the base of our cookie chocolate flavored-- make sure to use baking cocoa, not hot cocoa mix. 
  • Baking soda helps the cookies rise (just a little bit) and stay soft and chewy.
  • A hand mixer can be used instead of a stand mixer.

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Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies
Author: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 27 Min



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the softened butter and brown sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy-- about 2 minutes.
  3. Next add the egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda slowly. Mix just until the dry ingredients are fully combined.
  5. Scoop 1 tablespoon sized balls onto the parchment lined baking sheet, making sure to place them at least 2” apart.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes, or until the edges are set but the center is still soft.
  7. Immediately when the cookies come out of the oven, place a hershey's kiss into the center-- no need to press down hard. The chocolate will melt slightly and glue the kiss to the cookie.
  8. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool.
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt before serving, if desired.
  10. Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.


Make sure your butter is fully softened. If it isn’t, you’ll end up with lumps in your cookies.

I used brown sugar for a chewier cookie. If you don’t have any, feel free to swap granulated sugar. 

Flour is the base of our cookie. Make sure to measure using the spoon and level technique.

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