pumpkin spice blossoms

October 8, 2012

in Cookies

When I spotted my friend Roxana’s beautiful Pumpkin Spice Kiss Blondies recently, I was immediately intrigued. As a pumpkin lover, I couldn’t believe that I had never tried pumpkin spice kisses, or even knew of their existence! Thanks to Roxana, I saw the light and picked up two bags in my next trip to the store.

Pumpkin Spice Blossoms | Tutti Dolci

I paired my pillowy pumpkin cookies with the creamy kisses for a seasonal spin on the classic blossom cookie. Fellow pumpkin addicts will appreciate the double hit of pumpkin spice in these blossoms. The kisses melt much more easily than chocolate kisses, so let the cookies set up in the fridge before serving (unless you don’t mind a melting kiss with your warm cookie!).

Pumpkin Spice Blossoms
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 dozen Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses

Preheat oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt in a medium bowl.

Beat butter and sugar in a large mixer bowl at medium speed until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Reduce speed to low; gradually beat in flour mixture.

Form 1 1/4″ balls of dough and place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, for 12 minutes until edges are firm. Cool for 1 minute on baking sheets, then transfer cookies to wire racks. Press a pumpkin spice kiss into each cookie, then transfer wire racks to the refrigerator for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 2 days.

Yield – 4 dozen cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)
Calories – 75
Carbs – 12

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52 Comments

1 the wicked noodle October 8, 2012

I just love these! So perfect for fall. They’ll be great for the girls to help with, too. Thanks, Laura!

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2 Carol | a cup of mascarpone October 8, 2012

What a fun cookie, and the photos highlight them beautifully! Like you, Laura, I never knew about pumpkin spice kisses either!

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3 Jen @ Savory Simple October 8, 2012

What a fabulous fall cookie! I had no idea pumpkin spice kisses existed either.

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4 Cassie October 8, 2012

Perfect! They really do look like little pillows. A must try!

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5 Valerie October 8, 2012

These cookies are absolutely perfect for my pumpkin kisses addiction! :D

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6 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) October 8, 2012

Those are adorable. I have never tried those kisses either. One or two of those with a Chai Tea Latte would be perfect!

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7 Rosa October 8, 2012

Cute! Those cookies are really wonderful.

cheers,

Rosa

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8 Deb October 8, 2012

Oh my goodness, what an irresistible fall cookie! These would be perfect to take to the Halloween party I’m attending. Both adults and children would savor these sweet treats! BTW, I prefer the melting kiss and a warm cookie!

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9 Suzanne October 8, 2012

Adorable little cookies that would be a hit with me for sure. Great photos too so festive looking.

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10 Patty October 8, 2012

Wow-gorgeous cookies! I’m off to the store in search of pumpkin spice kisses;-)

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11 Helena / Rico sin Azúcar October 8, 2012

What a beautiful Halloween treat, Laura!

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12 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious October 8, 2012

Amazing! I’m totally making this for halloween – the kiddies are going to love it so much!

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13 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers October 8, 2012

I’ve never heard of pumpkin spice kisses before. They seem delicious! Kisses never arrive here anyway. The cookies look so delicious Laura!

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14 Nami | Just One Cookbook October 8, 2012

Lovely seasonal cookies Laura! My recent discovery was butterscotch chocolate chips, and there is pumpkin spice kisses? I wonder what new flavors are coming out next. Fall must be bakers’ fun time of the year with holidays and lots of gift opportunities. These cookies are perfect timing to celebrate autumn!

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15 Faith October 8, 2012

These cookies are beautiful! I need to pick up those kisses because I’m dying to make these! :)

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16 Angela @AnotherBitePlease October 8, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Kisses sound oh so good…and nestled into that cookie even better!!!!!

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17 Jennifer | Mother Thyme October 8, 2012

I have never tried pumpkin spice kisses either but you have given me reason to get them! I always love peanut butter blossoms so these are definitely a great fall version!

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18 Mercedes October 8, 2012

Those pumpkin kisses are the best! I love how soft and fluffy your cookies look Laura!

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19 Riley October 8, 2012

How cute! These look like a perfect fall treat!

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 8, 2012

I love blossom-style cookies! they remind me of my grandma’s cookies which were so good- these look awesome w/ pumpkin spice!

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21 Deborah October 8, 2012

Oh, how I would love one of these right now!!

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22 Anna @ hiddenponies October 8, 2012

I’ve never heard of these kisses either, time to spend some time searching the candy aisle! These look amazing!

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23 Jen L | Tartine ans Apron Strings October 8, 2012

My kids are going to love pressing those Kiss candies on the cookies – that is, if they don’t eat them first! I can’t blame them! It will be so tempting to just polish off a whole batch of these. Not that I’ve done it before, ahem…! As usual, excellent post, Laura!

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24 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 9, 2012

Ooh I want to get my hands on some of those pumpkin Hershey’s kisses now! :D

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25 Quay Po Cooks October 9, 2012

What a great idea to add the candies to the cookies.

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26 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef October 9, 2012

You Americans get all the good stuff. Pumpkin kisses? Get outta here! We won’t get those til the year 2018. :)

These cookies look wonderful.

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27 Terra October 9, 2012

I need to locate these kisses, I have not seen them yet:-) I am all about the warm cookie and melting chocolate, sounds perfect to me! You cookies look so delicious! Hugs, Terra

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28 Laura @ Family Spice October 9, 2012

Those are adorable! I love the different varieties of kisses out for the holidays. These look so festive for the fall!

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29 claire @ the realistic nutritionist October 9, 2012

These are are flipping adorable!!! :) So cute!

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30 Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel October 9, 2012

Mm, pumpkin overload–the best kind of overload ;) I’m so bummed those Kisses are seasonal because I love them so!

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31 brighteyedbaker October 9, 2012

Never knew there was such a thing as Pumpkin Spice Kisses! I love the way you used them in this recipe. Sounds yummy :)

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32 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction October 9, 2012

These are perfect! I love how puffy your cookies look!

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33 Kate October 9, 2012

I’ve never made pumpkin cookies myself, but these are undoubtedly inspiring, especially for the weather – just gorgeous. Be well!

~Kate

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34 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 9, 2012

Roxana turned me onto these kisses as well! I made a similar cookie that I will be posting on Friday! Love the idea of pumpkin and pumpkin :)

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35 Baker Street October 9, 2012

I’ve been looking for pumpkin kisses too! I can’t believe I’ve still not tried them! These cookies sound fantastic, Laura! Can’t wait to try them :)

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36 Sophie Remer October 9, 2012

These look wonderful! :) Definitely up my alley! I LOVE pumpkin!

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37 Jennifer @ Delicieux October 9, 2012

What a fantastic seasonal cookie. They look so cute!! I’ve yet to try pumpkin in a sweet dish (something that isn’t common in Australia) but that something I need to change. :D

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38 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 10, 2012

Ahhhh, just ahhhhhh. I WANT.

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39 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) October 10, 2012

I’ve never heard of pumpkin spice Kisses either but they sound great. I’ll have to look for them the next time I go to the store. Your cookies are adorable–since they’re pumpkin they’d be okay to have for breakfast, right? :)

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40 Nancy/SpicieFoodie October 10, 2012

Since I don’t live in the US, I have never seen Pumpkin Spice Kisses. But as a pumpkin lover I know I’d love them. Your cookies are so cute and festive:)

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41 Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking October 10, 2012

Thanks for the mention Laura :)
Seems my local grocery store is out of pumpkin kisses, hopefully they bring some more this year.
I love your fall twist on the classic blossom cookies

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42 Liz October 10, 2012

I always make peanut blossoms for Christmas…and now you’ve opened a whole new world of possibilities! I’m going to be scoping out the Kiss varieties very soon…these look fantastic!

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43 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 10, 2012

What a PERFECT cookie for the fall season! I have not yet seen these special hershey kisses – need to seek them out. I just wish I had one of these delights right now. :-)

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44 Asmita October 10, 2012

I had no idea you get pumpkin spice kisses but I do want to try them now. The cookies are adorable and I am sure taste great with the kisses.

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45 Jenn and Seth October 10, 2012

these are adorable, so perfect for fall!

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46 Sawsan (Chef in disguise) October 10, 2012

Very elegant and beautiful for fall Laura
Love the spices in the cookies, they sound like the perfect treat

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47 Rachel @ Bakerita October 10, 2012

These look delicious! I’ve never tried those pumpkin spice kisses…I got to get on that!

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48 Melissa Klotz October 11, 2012

Oh, wow, I didn’t know they had pumpkin spice kisses either!! Excellent use for them!

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49 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 11, 2012

Never knew about pumpin pie kisses, but that looks adorable!!

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50 Ravishing Hunger October 11, 2012

Two words: Pumpkin heaven! Perfect treat for the Fall season!

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51 Darla October 16, 2012

I have these in the fridge and the batter is really sticky,what did I do wrong? I am not sure I can get them to roll. Thanks for any advice!

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52 Tutti Dolci October 16, 2012

Hi Darla, the batter is fairly sticky – you can chill for about 30 minutes if necessary. Another option is to use a small cookie scoop coated with nonstick spray (that’s what I used). Hope that helps!

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