Monday, October 13, 2008

Candy corn kisses?

Yep, thats right! My main fall candy obsession has now been made into a Hershey's kiss. They don't taste exactly like candy corn but close enough and they are good! Thanks to cast sugar I got the idea to make these darling cookies with the kisses. However, I had to go to two different grocery stores before finding them. Harmons didn't have them but Albertsons did. I was so sad that my favorite grocery store let me down! I am still on the search for the pumkin spice kisses, neither grocery stores had those. So if anyone know where I can find them please let me know!

These cookies were so much fun to make and to give to people because the candy corn kisses shocked everyone! The recipe came from the back of the bag and its pretty good so give it a shot!

Hershey's Candy Corn Cookies
3/4 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. shortening
1/3 c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 c. quick-cooking oats, divided
1 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
66 Hershey candy corn kisses (pretty much the whole bag)

Heat oven to 350°F Beat peanut butter and shortening in large bowl until well blended. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together 1/2 cup oats, flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in remaining oats; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with tines of fork to form a crisscross pattern.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Remove wrappers from candies. Place 18 candies in heavy-duty resealable plastic food storage bag. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 seconds; knead bag and candies. If necessary, microwave at MEDIUM an additional 15 seconds at a time, kneading after each heating, until candies are melted and color is uniform. Cool slightly. Cut off corner of bag about 1/8 inch from point. Lightly drizzle cookies. Before drizzle sets, place candy piece in center of each cookie.


  1. Hey Carly,

    Sorry that I have not posted before now. I had to verify my email address before google would let me post again. The sad thing is, I never got the email.

    Sooooooo, I finally figured it out today.

    This recipe looks really good.

    I can tell that food means love in your family.

    Thanks for the tip on the red velvet cake. i want to go home this week and surprise my sister.

    By the way, that is a huge fish that you caught. Wow...

  2. I saw these (the kisses) at the grocery store and thought it was such a cute idea to put these out for Halloween! I didn't notice the cookie recipe on the back, but it sounds tasty. Your photos are so fun and festive! :)

  3. I heard about the pumpkin spice kisses too, I can't believe I haven't seen them anywhere yet. I feel so deprived.

  4. Hey there,

    Guess What? i found these kisses today at Ingles here in SC. Can you believe that they were half off? Lucky me..... I am going to try this for sure.