Pretty pink is what you get in this strawberry kiss cookie! A strawberry cake mix cookie rolled in sugar and topped with a chocolate Hershey Kiss. Try these strawberry cookies for an easy and delicious dessert this week
Try these Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies for another delicious and easy cookie recipe. Or try melt in your mouth almond crescent cookies for another delicious cookie winning recipe.
These strawberry kiss cookies are…
- Cake mix cookies
- Strawberry flavored
- Easy preparation
- Simple ingredients
- Great for Easter or Spring
How to Make Strawberry Kiss Cookies
- Begin by combining the dried strawberry cake mix, butter, and eggs in a large bowl.
- Next, add the cream cheese and mix until well combined.
- Cover the bowl and chill the cookie dough.
- Unwrap the chocolate kisses and place the sanding sugar in a small bowl.
- When the dough has cooled, roll it into balls and then roll each ball in sanding sugar.
- Bake as directed.
- When the cookies are done, let them cool for about 2 minutes before pressing a chocolate kiss into the center of each one.
Tips for making cookies
Whisk or electric mixer
Depending on the recipe, you may need a whisk or an electric mixer to combine the ingredients. You’ll find that a hand or stand mixer will make the dough work faster.
You will need a baking sheet to hold the cookies for baking. I like to use parchment paper or silicone baking mats to stick the cookies to the pan.
Tips for Making Kiss Cookies
Soft cream cheese
You need to make sure your cream cheese is softened to blend it. Otherwise, cookies will not be properly integrated.
Place Hershey Kisses on cookies
Allow the cookies to cool slightly before you place the Hershey’s Kiss on top. Otherwise, it will completely melt the kiss on top of the cookies. You have to wait for 2-4 minutes.
Variations from cookie recipes
Use any flavor of cake mix you like. Chocolate to Vanilla Cake Mix. Use your favorite cake mix to taste.
Skip the sugar
Avoid rolling cake mix cookies in sugar. This is avoiding the sweet sugar topping on the cookies. You can place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake them without sugar.
Use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. This will be a crinkle sugar cookie instead. Which is delicious and you can still top it with a chocolate.
Use any flavor of Hershey Kiss flavored chocolate. You can use a holiday-flavored chocolate or a twist of white and milk chocolate from a Hug Hershey Kiss.
Strawberry Kiss Cookies FAQs
Do the Hershey Kisses go on the cookies before or after baking?
Hershey kisses are placed in the center of the cookies after baking. If you put them in before you cook them, they will melt.
Can I use a different type of chocolate instead of Hershey’s Kisses?
Yes, you can use a different type of chocolate in place of the Hershey Kisses, such as other large pieces of chocolate. Dove chocolates would be a great topper in substitution.
Can I freeze cookies?
Yes, you can freeze cookies in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Then thaw on the counter at room temperature when you’re ready to eat.
Serving: 30 -35 (1 tablespoon balls)
- 1 Strawberry Cake Mix
- 8 table spoon Unsalted butter melted
- 1 big egg
- 4 ounce cream cheese soft
- Pink sanding sugar
- 48 chocolate kiss
In a large bowl, mix together the dried strawberry cake mix, butter and eggs.
Then, combine in the cream cheese until well blended.
Chill the cookie dough for at least an hour. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, remove the wrappers from the kisses, and place the sanding sugar in a small bowl.
When the dough has cooled, roll the cookies into tablespoon balls and roll the balls in the sanding sugar.
Line each cookie ball on a baking tray.
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let the cookies sit for about 2 minutes
Place a chocolate kiss in the center of the cookie and transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
Once the cookies have cooled, store the cookies in an air-tight container and store at room temperature.
Calories: 138kcalSugars: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fats: 0.2gMonounsaturated fats: 1gTrans fats: 0.1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 118mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 152IUCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.3mg