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Hershey Holiday Cookies – Christmas Cookie #3

So continues my 12 days of cookies, saga. We’ll sort of.

Originally day three was supposed to be Pumpkin Cookies. I started by following the Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pumpkin Cookies, by Better Home and Gardens magazine. I followed the recipe but alas, ultimate FAIL!

The cookies were dry and just nasty. In the end I had to scrap the whole batch. 

The failure of the pumpkin cookies, put me in a down mood. Also, I was out of ingredients, so I couldn’t make anything else.

Tuesday I went to the store to get more cookie ingredients, but after I returned home I decided to take a day off from baking. 

I decided to skip the pumpkin cookies. Now on the 5th day of Christmas I decided to bake Hershey Holiday Cookies. These are festive sugar cookies with a Hershey kisses in the middle.

This cookie was super easy, it’s made of a cake mix. As always I try to keep it sugar-free, so I used Pillsbury Sugar Free Cake mix.

Pillsbury Sugar Free Yellow Cake Mix
Pillsbury Sugar Free Yellow Cake Mix



Hershey Holiday Cookies
Sugar cookie made from a cake mix topped with a Hershey Kiss.
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  1. 1 boxed cake mix
  2. 1egg
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. 1/4 cup oil
  5. Hershey Kisses
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix ingredients in blender.
  3. Scoop dough in 1/2 tablespoon scoops and roll into ball.
  4. Press cookie ball into colored sugar, then place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-13 minutes.
  6. Remove cookie from sheet, and top with Hershey kiss while cookie is still warm.
  7. Then let cookie cool.
  1. I used Pillsbury sugar-free cake mix
Adapted from Cake Cookies
Adapted from Cake Cookies
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 Since these cookies were for Christmas I used red and green sugar sprinkles to top them.

Red and Green sugar sprinkle
Red and Green sugar sprinkle

After rolling the cookie balls and then pressing them in the colored sugar, they are placed on a cookie sheet to bake.

Ready to bake cookies
Ready to bake cookies

When the cookies come out of the oven I topped them with a Hershey Kiss. On the Internet you might find these cookies topped with white and red striped Hershey Candy Cane Kisses.

However, I can’t stand mint. I thought chocolate kisses would be not as colorful and while I wasn’t going to use the candy cane Kisses, I opted to go with Hershey Hugs. Basically they are Hershey Kisses made with white chocolate and chocolate chocolate stripe.

They came out beautifully and delicious.

Hershey Holiday Cookies
Hershey Holiday Cookies


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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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