Giving "Kisses" For Fall

Boy, already Wednesday evening. This Fall Break is flying around here.

Have you all seen these crazy new Pumpkin Spice “kisses” from Hershey’s?They are fantastic and the second I heard about them I knew I had to have them.The trick is not eating them all before you bake with them.

I decided to make a fun fall cookie with my new kisses. These are just like those peanut blossoms we all know and love, but with great fall pumpkin flavors. Now, I don’t know if we can all handle the 4 ingredients it takes to make these so brace yourselves for some slaving in the kitchen. No, seriously you can have these done from start to finish in about 15 minutes! Woo Hoo, I love cake mix cookies and kisses!

Alright, I think I’m a little sleep deprived today. One more thing, go find yourselves some nice sanding sugar, it’s a bit bigger than granulated sugar and makes a big difference. I got mine at Michaels, a craft store, in the cake decorating section. I know William Sonoma carries some too. It makes for a perfect crunchy coating, definitely a must!!

Don’t they have “Fall” written all over them? Thank you Inside Hershey Blog for the great photo.

A wire rack of Pumpkin Spice Blossoms

Pumpkin Spice Blossoms

These soft and chewy pumpkin spice blossoms are made with Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses for a festive fall treat.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Cooling Time 15 mins
Total Time 38 mins
Servings: 36 blossoms
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  • 1 Spice Cake Mix 18.25 oz
  • 14 oz can Libby’s Pumkin
  • ½ cup sanding sugar
  • 1 bag Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer beat the cake mix and pumpkin until well combined, about 45 seconds. With a cookie scoop, scoop dough and roll top half in sanding sugar (dough is sticky) then place onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until cooked through. Quickly transfer to a cooling rack and immediately press kisses into the center of each cookie. I immediately place cooling rack into the fridge for 15 minutes so the kisses don’t melt. I tried both ways and it melts down if just left at room temperature. Enjoy!
Keywords: kiss cookies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice cookies


I couldn’t resist! Have a Great Rest of the Week!


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98 Responses
  1. Pineapple Hill

    I can’t wait to try that recipe! They look deeeelish! That scarecrow buy is the funniest. Love it

  2. Mandy

    These look so yummy!! I have called all the Target’s in the area and they are out of the Pumpkin Spice kisses right now. Hopefully they get some more in soon. I was wondering if raw sugar would work instead of sanding sugar? I do not know if there would be a taste differance or not, the size looks simaliar. Thanks for the great recipes.

  3. Marcella

    My friend brought these over to me the other day, and without know they were from your site, I mentioned how I’ve been loving your recipes. Then she said I think these are from the same site! They were amazing!

  4. Maggie

    These were SO EASY and tasted great. They were a huge hit at my family dinner party today. Thanks again!

  5. Lori Lynn

    Your baked goodies look wonderful! I have got to try those pumpkin kisses.

    You gave me a real good laugh with that pumpkin photo!

  6. The Wilson Family

    Oh my word… That pumkin/scarecrow has got to be the funniest thing I have ever seen in my life. I love it!!!

  7. Rolyndia

    I have not seen the pumpkin kisses, but I am on the look now. My kids and hubby would love these. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with all of us.

  8. Denissa

    I HAVE to find those kisses!! I love anything pumpkin flavored so those are a must have!
    Thanks for sharing…

  9. alexandra's kitchen

    that is awesome! i’m laughing.

    Thanks for the tip about the sanding sugar. I never would have thought to try Michael’s

  10. The Bertone's

    After reading your post this morning, I went on the look for the pumpkin kisses, for my girls and I to make the cookie. However, we were unsuccessful in our hunt. Though, we did find another flavor…have you seen the Caramel Apple kisses?? They are really good. I’m gonna keep looking though!

  11. Brandy

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    wow, these look amazingly cute and so fast and easy! i can’t even believe that they have all of 2 ingredients! i will have to put these on my list of cookies to try. i am a cookie addict!

  13. 1215656559s20768

    Jenny, these are too cute and look perfect for autumn. I haven’t seen the little kisses, but I’m going to look for them.

  14. Bunny

    I haven’t seen these yet but I’m going for groceries tomorrow and will have an eye out for them, thanks Jenny!

  15. Satisfying my Sweet Tooth

    seriously getting a little crazy how much we think alike. I haven’t seen those hershey kisses but now I’ll be out looking. I just made cookies like the peanut butter blossoms with the candy corn kisses and sugar cookie dough and also with the caramel apple kisses. I will post them as soon as brownie week is over. I love the sugar you used on yours though!

  16. Megan

    I hope I can find some of these kisses because I so want to make these cookies. Love the sanding sugar you rolled them in!

  17. Patsyk

    I haven’t seen those kisses yet, but I am totally looking for them! I love cake mix recipes… just started making some this fall, and they really are so good!

  18. ~Priscilla~

    those are so cute!! and i haven’t seen those kisses yet, but i will be looking for them….thanks for letting me know!

  19. Marisa

    Ohhhhhh! Those kisses look SOOOO good and I bet they taste just amazing in your cookies! I can’t wait to try them. This isn’t going to help my diet at all!?!

    I know that you’re obviously already gotten lots of awards–but just wanted you to know that you can check my blog if you want because I gave you another one.

  20. Aggie

    Oh Jenny these cookies are the cutest! I will have to look for those kisses, yum!

    LOVE that pumpkin picture! LOL!!

  21. Bridgett

    Now this is a treat I would not share! I love that pic, it has been making the rounds for years now and I never get tired of a good laugh from it.

  22. Alicia

    FYI for those on the hunt… Jenny mentioned she found hers at SuperTarget; my Target had a sign that pumpkin spice kisses are ONLY available at Target Stores, so that’s where to look if you have one in your area.

    Our fall break is NEXT week, and I know what my girls and I will be making! Thanks for the fun idea. We love cake mix cookies.

  23. Beth

    Wish I could get those pumpkin spice kisses over here!! Great photo- hubby saw the scarecrow and now wants to recreate it in our garden!!! Shame our village scarecrow festival was in September!!!

  24. Jenny

    Thanks Sara,
    Best of luck hunting them down!

    Enjoy Blonde Duck!

    Thanks Nicole,
    You’ll love these!

    Hi Maris,
    Not a white chocolate fan huh? I bet you’d still like these, if not, well you saved yourself some calories!!

  25. Maris

    What a great idea! I love pumpkin spice anything but I’m not HUGE on white chocolate so I haven’t picked these up yet. I’m sure next time I see them I won’t be able to resist.

    Great fall treat – and cute picture 🙂

  26. nicole

    You always find something different to put into your recipes. I will be on the look out too for these sweet little treasures. Those cookies look great!

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