Strawberry Kiss Cookies

Emma

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STRAWBERRY KISS COOKIES recipe

Indulge in the delightful and easy-to-make Strawberry Kiss Cookies, a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion.

These cookies are not only visually appealing with their pretty pink sparkle but also tantalizingly delicious. With a simple sugar cookie base and a luscious Hershey’s Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Kiss in the middle, these cookies are sure to be a hit!

For a sweet pairing, try our Valentine’s Day Mini Apple Pies recipe here

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce bag Funfetti Sugar Cookie Mix: The foundation of our cookies, offering a delightful and colorful base.
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened: Half of an 8-ounce package, to ensure a creamy and soft texture.
  • 1 Large egg: Essential for binding the ingredients and adding structure.
  • ½ cup pink or white sanding sugar or non-pareils: For a beautiful and sparkly coating.
  • 18 Hershey’s Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Kisses: The star of each cookie, adding a burst of strawberry flavor.

Directions

  1. Preparation: Start by lining a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cookie mix, softened cream cheese, and egg using a hand or stand mixer until you have a soft dough.
  3. Coat the Cookies: Pour the sanding sugar or non-pareils into a shallow bowl. Scoop out balls of dough using a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop and drop them into the sugar. Roll gently until evenly coated.
  4. Bake: Arrange the coated dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 ½ inches of space between them. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges are set.
  5. Add the Kiss: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, then press an unwrapped Strawberry Kiss into the top of each cookie.
  6. Cool and Serve: Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely, or enjoy them warm.

Notes

  • Dough Consistency: The dough can be sticky; refrigerate or freeze it for easier handling.
  • Kiss Consistency: The cooling time before adding the Kiss affects its softness. For a firmer Kiss, let the cookies cool completely.
  • Customization: Feel free to use different flavors of Hershey Kisses or a strawberry cake mix for a pink cookie base.

Nutrition

Each cookie approximately contains:

  • Calories: 169 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg
  • Sodium: 139mg
  • Potassium: 23mg
  • Sugar: 21g

FAQs

Q1: Can I use butter instead of cream cheese? A: Yes, but the cookies may not be as puffy and light.

Q2: How should I store the cookies? A: Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days, refrigerate for up to a week, or freeze for 2-3 months.

Q3: Can I use a different type of Hershey Kiss? A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different flavors to suit your taste.

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STRAWBERRY KISS COOKIES recipe

Strawberry Kiss Cookies

These cookies combine the fun of Funfetti sugar cookie mix with the creamy texture of cream cheese and the unique taste of Hershey’s Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Kisses.

  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16–18 cookies 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 ounce bag Funfetti Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 4 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Large egg
  • ½ cup pink or white sanding sugar or non-pareils
  • 18 Hershey’s Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Kisses

Instructions

  1. Preparation: Start by lining a large baking sheet with parchment paper and preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix the Dough: In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cookie mix, softened cream cheese, and egg using a hand or stand mixer until you have a soft dough.
  3. Coat the Cookies: Pour the sanding sugar or non-pareils into a shallow bowl. Scoop out balls of dough using a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop and drop them into the sugar. Roll gently until evenly coated.
  4. Bake: Arrange the coated dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 1 ½ inches of space between them. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or until the edges are set.
  5. Add the Kiss: Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 3-5 minutes, then press an unwrapped Strawberry Kiss into the top of each cookie.
  6. Cool and Serve: Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely, or enjoy them warm.

Notes

  • The dough can be sticky; refrigerate or freeze for easier handling if needed.
  • The cooling time before adding the Kiss affects its softness.
  • Customize with different flavors of Hershey Kisses or sugar cookie mix as desired.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 169 kcal
  • Sugar: 21g
  • Sodium: 139mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 32g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 12mg

Keywords: Strawberry, Cookies, Valentine’s Day, Easy Dessert