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It’s that time when everyone gathers in the kitchen to bake and snack on holiday cookies. Every year you dust off the family blossom recipe … But you probably haven't tried these before! Bake our delicious variations on these classic KISSES cookies this season.

Try these easy twists on the traditional blossom cookie

Everything looks better in threes — and these three twists on the classic peanut butter blossom will look fabulous arranged on a plate at your next holiday party. Here are our best tips on how to make blossoms, and three variations using HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy.

How to Get Great Blossom Cookies Every Time

  1. Refrigerate the dough! This extra step feels like forever when you want a batch of cookies now, but it’s necessary for getting a soft, fluffy cookie in the end. Blossoms are supposed to be melt-in-your-mouth, sort of like Lofthouse cookies. (If you want crispy and crunchy, go for chocolate chip instead.)

  2. On that note, it’s important to let the cookies cool a bit before adding the candy to ensure the chocolate doesn’t melt. You want the HERSHEY’S KISSES Candies to melt enough to grab onto the cookie, but still keep their iconic shape. ’Cause that’s kind of the whole point! 

Now that you've had a primer on making blossoms, try these variations:

1. HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy Cane Blossoms

HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy Cane Blossoms

It’s candy cane season! Roll your cookie dough in green and red decorator’s sugar, then top with seasonal HERSHEY’S KISSES Candies. The result is a festive and joyful cookie with the peppermint flavor everyone loves at Christmas. Tip: Make this recipe with pink and purple sugar for Valentine’s Day cookies. 

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S KISSES Candy Cane Candies

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2. HERSHEY’S KISSES Hot Cocoa Cookies

HERSHEY’S KISSES Hot Cocoa Cookies

These cookies taste just like a warm cup of cocoa! A rich chocolate cookie base is topped with gooey marshmallow. And those aren’t ordinary HERSHEY’S KISSES Candies on top: They’re hiding a marshmallow creme center. Set out a plate of these at your Hot Chocolate Bar.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips
  • HERSHEY’S KISSES Hot Cocoa Candies
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3. HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolate Cherry Blossoms

HERSHEY’S KISSES Chocolate Cherry Blossoms

Enjoy the decadent delight of chocolate-covered cherries in cookie form. Rich brownie batter pairs perfectly with the cherry cordial creme in the HERSHEY’S KISSES Candies on top. When you plate these cookies, try lining the tray with TWIZZLERS Cherry Flavored Twists for a pop of color.

What You’ll Need:

  • HERSHEY’S KISSES Milk Chocolate Filled with Cherry Cordial Creme Candies
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Bake something special with HERSHEY’S Cocoa.

Whether you’re baking up a storm on a quiet afternoon or planning a holiday get-together, keep these easy cookie recipes nearby. These twists on the classic peanut butter blossom are sure to please the whole family. Try all three to make a fancy serving tray. Or offer them as part of a DIY “cookie bar” at your next party. And be sure to check out our other KISSES cookie recipes for your collection!