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HERSHEY'S KISSES Springtime Thumbprint Cookies

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 cookies

Springtime brings lots of new color, and these HERSHEY’S KISSES thumbprint cookies are no exception. Add food coloring to the cookie dough and sprinkle with colored decorating sugar on top, and you’ll be ready to try out this colorful spring cookie recipe with family and friends.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
1 hour
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 Tbsps

    butter or margarine, softened

  • 1/3 cup

    packed light brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup

    granulated sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 Tbsp

    milk

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • food color in desired color or colors

  • decorating sugars to match cookie color

  • 1/3 cup

    ready-to-spread vanilla frosting or your favorite homemade vanilla frosting

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
oven
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
mixer
mixer
measuring cups
measuring cups
spatula
spatula
cookie sheet
cookie sheet
wire rack
wire rack
bowls
bowls for each color
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2

Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, blending thoroughly.

3

Divide dough into separate bowl for each color desired. Add desired food coloring to each bowl, mixing until color of dough is uniform. Form 36 equal balls (about 1 inch). Roll each ball in the matching sugar color. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Gently press thumb into ball forming indentation.

4

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from pan to wire rack. Press thumb again into each indentation if needed. Cool completely.

5

Divide and tint frosting to match cookie colors. Place about 1/2 teaspoon frosting in each indentation. Press chocolate piece onto each cookie.

Instead of matching frosting with cookie colors, try mixing and matching frosting and cookie colors.

Try Our Other Thumbprint Cookie Recipes:

HERSHEY'S Classic Peanut Butter Blossoms:

Everyone recognizes these classic HERSHEY'S KISSES peanut butter blossom cookies. People will instantly want to get their hands on one and keep coming back for more!


NO-BAKE Peanut Butter Blossoms:

Quick and easy treat with no oven required. Use crunchy cereal to create the base for these chocolate and peanut butter blossom cookies. Add HERSHEY’S HUGS Candy to each blossom, and voila!

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