Pumpkin Spice Blossoms

These cute little cookies are were inspired by the classic Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie.  The buttery shortbread cookie base with a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg is the perfect accompaniment for the Pumpkin Spice Kisses–which are really tasty, by the way.

I always buy a  few extra bags of my favorite seasonal candy and keep them in the freezer for later.  I just feel better knowing certain holiday treats are available to me on a year-round basis.  Some people call it hoarding.  I call it being prepared.

Oh, and my family loved these cookies.  I think they were gone within 24 hours!  Which is exactly why I hoard store extra candy!

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Pumpkin Spice Blossoms
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Serves: 3 dozen
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup white sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
For rolling cookies
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 36 Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses, unwrapped
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. With an electric mixer, cream together the butter and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, then the salt. Mix in the flour until the dough comes together.
  4. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup white sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then roll in sugar and spice mixture.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. Immediately press a pumpkin spice kiss into the center of each cookie (the cookie will crack around the edges).
  7. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Who Dished It Up First: This is an original recipe inspired by the Peanut Butter Blossom Cookie.



  1. I have a bag of those kisses- these cookies look like a fun way to use them. :)

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