Monday, November 14, 2011

Pumpkin Kiss Blossoms

I saw these and knew instantly I wanted to make them.  This is a soft pumpkin cookie with a pumpkin kiss in the center.  I am not a fan of the pumpkin kiss by itself, but with the cookie, it is delicious.  But I am a girl who doesn't like chocolate kisses either (love chocolate, just not a Hershey's girl).   But my kids loved the pumpkin kisses by themselves.   I really like the sugar on the outside because it looks pretty and I like the tecture.  Just a note:  these are not the same texture as peanut butter blossoms, more like a soft pumpkin cookie, but delicious, nonetheless.

Recipe adapted from cristinecooks

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Turbinado sugar
  • Bag of Hershey pumpkin spice kisses


Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugars and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. 
Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks and stick a pumpkin kiss in the middle.  (Pumpkin kisses are a bit softer chocolate and it is a good  idea to chill them before sticking them in the cookie.)  ENJOY!

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