What better way to start a new week than with another tasty pumpkin recipe? This one was from Pinterest. I made them last Sunday when my mom came over and spent the day baking with me. Even though these were delicious cookies, they weren't as easy as we thought they'd be. I didn't have the time to cool the dough over night (which I would recommend) so I decided not to coat the dough in cinnamon sugar. Instead, I scooped the dough onto the cookie sheet and sprinkled the cinnamon sugar mixture on it. They baked perfectly and the house filled with a sweet pumpkin aroma. Out next little issue came with putting the kisses on the cookies. The directions said to put them on immediately after they come out of the oven. That did not work for us, see picture below. Instead we let them cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet, moved them to a wire cooling rack and after a few minutes pressed the kisses on top. After two attempts, we finally had success. And they were totally worth it. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses (about 30, unwrapped)
1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon, mixed
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix sugar cookie mix, butter, egg, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice with a mixer or by hand until well blended. Dough will be very soft. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
I tried the dough after an hour, and after sitting in the refrigerator overnight. I preferred it after it had sat all night (firmer and less messy) but it’s really up to you.
Scoop the dough out with a small cookie scoop (or a tablespoon), roll into a ball, and roll in the cinnamon sugar. If your dough is less firm due to refrigerating it less, drop it in the cinnamon sugar before you shape it. The coating will keep it from sticking to your hands.
Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, or until bottoms are golden brown and centers are firm. Remove from oven and immediately press a Pumpkin Spice Kiss in the center of each.