Simple is sweet when it comes to these strawberry kiss cookies! A sugar cookie base with sprinkles and a strawberry-flavored kiss in the middle…they’re adorable and oh-so-tasty!
Strawberry is one of those flavors that seems to divide people. Have any of you noticed that? We love all flavors at Sweets and Treats HQ, but our friends and family seem to all have their opinions on strawberry ice cream, yogurt, etc. Sometimes the debates in various group chats get super heated!
Still…these strawberry kiss cookies will definitely convert even the most staunch strawberry hater! They’re, essentially, blossom cookies with sprinkles and strawberry-flavored ice cream cone Hershey’s kisses in the middle. They’ve got adorable rainbow sprinkles and they’re super fluffy. And let us tell you…those special edition strawberry kisses…so, so good. There’s no disliking those.
If you’re looking for a cute but simple springtime treat to make, strawberry kiss cookies are definitely it! We hope you enjoy them!
Strawberry Kiss Cookies: Ingredients & Utensils
To make these strawberry blossom cookies, you’ll need a lot of standard baking ingredients! If you’ve made cookies before, a lot of these will be familiar to you. Still, we’ll go over what each ingredient does in case you’re entirely new to sweet treats!
- All-purpose flour: Flour thickens your cookies and stabilizes all the ingredients in the dough/batter. All-purpose is the most common flour used in cookies. (There are different kinds of flour that provide different textures and even flavors to your baked goods!)
- Unsalted butter: Butter is a fat, which controls the texture of a cookie.
- Granulated sugar: Sugar not only provides sweetness to any baked good, but contributes to its texture as well.
- Egg: Eggs are a “binder” that hold all the ingredients together!
- Vanilla extract: Many baked goods call for a bit of vanilla extract, since it enhances the flavors of everything else in the batter or dough. Most of the time you don’t end up tasting the vanilla at all, but you definitely taste what it does!
- Salt: Much like vanilla extract, salt affects every other flavor in a cookie (or cake, or cupcake, etc). You don’t really taste it, but you’d notice a difference without it.
- Milk: A lot of cookie recipes call for a liquid like milk, which activates the ingredients in the dough/batter.
- Baking soda: This is what’s called a “rising agent” and makes your cookies puffy!
- Strawberry kisses: More specifically, Strawberry Ice Cream Cone Candy kisses from Hershey! These sweet summery candies turn these cookies from average blossom cookies to tasty, unique strawberry blossom cookies!
- Sprinkles: Whichever you prefer! If you want to mimic our photos, though, be sure to get our Natural Rainbow Nonpareils! They’re a healthier option to regular sprinkles with all-natural dyes…and are super cute to boot.
Utensils & Other Tools:
- Baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat: You’ll bake your cookies on this, of course.
- Large bowl: For mixing together your cookie dough.
- Cookie dough scoop: Technically optional, but a scoop really helps with getting the perfect little cookie dough balls onto the baking sheet!
Like many sugar cookies, these Strawberry Kiss Cookies start with a simple base recipe.
Begin by creaming together the butter and sugar.
Then mix in the egg and vanilla.
Now you will need to add the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt.
Roll the dough into small balls, we found it easiest to use a cookie dough scoop.
Pour the sprinkles into a small bowl, then roll each ball in the sprinkles and place on the baking sheet.
Into the oven they go for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
While the cookies are baking, it’s best to open up all of strawberry kiss candy and have them ready.
When the cookies are done, remove from the oven and immediately add the kiss, pressing down very lightly.
Then remove them from the baking sheet to cool on a wire rack.
Strawberry Kiss Cookies: FAQs
Here are some questions we’ve been asked about this recipe!
Where can I buy the strawberry kisses?
Many grocery stores like Target or Walmart are carrying them now.
Can I use other flavors of chocolate kisses?
Absolutely, we love ALL the flavors!
How many cookies does this recipe make?
This recipe produces about 28-30 cookies, enough for a whole party!
How long does it take to make strawberry kiss cookies?
Under a half hour…can you believe it? It’s a very simple recipe! You’ll need 10 minutes to prep the ingredients and another 10 minutes to cook them.
How should I store these cookies?
You can leave them on the counter for a few days, or keep them in the fridge for a week or so. Be sure to use an airtight container!
Did you enjoy our recipe for strawberry kiss cookies?
Like we said: they’re simple but sweet, and sure to bring out smiles wherever you take them! Let us know your thoughts in the comments about our strawberry blossom cookies. Did you enjoy them? Do you have any questions? What’s your favorite strawberry treat? We love to hear from everyone!
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- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 bag (10 oz) strawberry ice cream cone chocolate kisses
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy
- Mix in the egg and vanilla until well combined
- Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until well combined
- Divide dough using a cookie dough scoop and roll into balls
- Place on baking sheet
- For sprinkles, roll ball in sprinkles then place on baking sheet
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden
- Remove from oven and immediately add chocolate kiss pressing down gently
- Let cool and remove to wire rack
- Store in airtight container