These chocolate thumbprint cookies with Hershey’s Kisses are so rich and delicious

The Stay At Home Chef

Welcome to the cookie craze season! The holidays seem to bring out everyone’s sweet tooth, and cookies are a fun way to satisfy those crunchy cravings. If you’re like me, you might long for something different than the basic sugar cookies that come with the holiday territory. I’m talking about chocolate! And, what better addition to a cookie recipe than a Hershey’s Kiss?

Hershey’s Kiss Thumbprint cookies are the perfect balance to the traditional sugar cookies we so often see at parties. You might recognize the look of these cookies; they are similar to Peanut Butter Kiss, or Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. However, these cookies stick with chocolate (and maybe a little mint for an extra festive-flavor boost), which makes them ideal for people with nut allergies. And people who are obsessed with chocolate.

First, let’s take a look at The Stay at Home Chef‘s version of Chocolate Kiss Cookies. What I love about this recipe is the classic crackle on the top of the cookie, which is generously dusted with confectioner’s sugar. If you like a fudgy, chewy cookie, then this is must-make recipe this holiday season.

The Stay At Home Chef

Over at, the cooks call these little gems Hershey’s Fudge Puddle Cookies. The major difference between these cookies and the first recipe is the melted chocolate center. Yes, I said melted chocolate center. Oh, and the baker opted to use the mint Hershey’s Kisses instead of the traditional milk chocolate kind. There’s just something about the blend of creamy chocolate and mint flavor that creates a holiday mood.

Finally, if you just love nuts on your cookies, then head over to Hershey’s Kitchens for their take on the Chocolate Thumbprint Cookie. Along with the classic Hershey’s Kiss in the middle, the company bakers leveled this recipe up by adding an easy-to-make vanilla filling to the cookie and coated it with chopped nuts.


Yum! So, who’s ready to bake some chocolate cookies topped with Kisses?

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Marie Rossiter
Marie is a freelance writer and content creator with more than 20 years of experience in journalism. She lives in southwest Ohio with her husband and is almost a full-fledged empty nest mom of two daughters. She loves music, reading, word games, and Walt Disney World.

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