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Chocolate Caramel Kiss Cookies

I make this cookie every Christmas with my family. It’s a fun twist on a classic peanut butter blossom because of the cinnamon in the batter and the caramel kiss on top. We love the cinnamon-caramel combination, but you could switch out the kiss with a different festive flavor. —Kristen Heigl, Staten Island, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 2 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 caramel-filled milk chocolate kisses


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, brown sugar and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk next 5 ingredients; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Shape rounded tablespoons of dough into balls. Roll in remaining sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until edges begin to brown, 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 143 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Gramma Amy
    Dec 30, 2020

    Chocolaty, chewy, and the cinnamon gives an different twist to the flavor the is enjoyable. Love the caramel kiss with the taste of the cookie. Have made twice, and family enjoy them.

  • ornamentnut
    Dec 16, 2020

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  • sgronholz
    Jan 13, 2020

    These chocolaty cookies are wonderful! I rolled the dough into smaller balls to make 4 dozen cookies instead of 2 dozen, which worked perfectly. A new favorite and something I'll definitely make again!

  • Jeanette
    Dec 18, 2019

    These cookies are scrumptious! I Leland a dairy-free life (not by choice) so I used a butter substitute. I also left out the cinnamon and the Kisses. So yummy!

  • Sara
    Dec 15, 2019

    I made 9 dozen for Christmas cookies at work, and everyone loved them. They are very chewy and chocolatey.

  • alexp2095
    May 3, 2018

    Really soft and chewy. The taste is different too!

  • BakerLady1954
    Jan 29, 2018

    cookies are delicious much like a brownie