Candy Corn Kiss Cookies

by Michelle on October 6, 2009

I love Halloween! Even when I was a kid Halloween was my favorite holiday. It was so much fun planning what we were going to wear and my Mom and Dad always made our costumes. I think they enjoyed Halloween even more then us kids! But the most fun was the actual Trick or Treating! I loved it!

We live on acreage now and have a very long driveway so no Trick or Treaters come to our house and I miss them. But that does not stop my fun..no sir! And this year I am starting early. I have plans for several Halloween treats so stay tuned!

One of my twitter buddies, Tracy of Sugar Crafter, made the cutest Halloween Cookies this year! So I decided to make my own version and used our family Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, chopped peanuts and a bag of Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses. Although the Candy Corn Kisses don’t taste exactly like Candy Corn they are close enough for me and I love how the Corn Kisses melt in your mouth! You can find the Candy Corn Kisses at Target with the other Halloween Candies.

Our Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is a large recipe but it’s easily cut in half. I usually use butter in cookies except for some recipes and this recipe is one. If you use butter in this recipe your cookie will be pretty flat, still chewy and delicious but flat. Because I wanted a more substantial cookie I used a good quality margarine and the cookies were perfect.


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Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe adapted from my Mom who adapted it from Aunt Phyllis

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. shortening (I used a good quality margarine)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 1/2 c. flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

For the Candy Corn Kiss Cookies:
1/2 c. chopped salted peanuts
1 bag Hershey’s Candy Corn Kisses

Mix all ingredients. Roll a tsp or a bit more of dough into a small ball, drop on to cookie sheet and crisscross with fork. Bake at 350 degrees until slightly brown on bottom.

Candy Corn Kiss Cookies:
Mix dough as directed above. Roll a well-rounded tsp of dough into a small ball and roll in chopped peanuts. Drop on to a parchment lined baking sheet and press with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350 degrees until just slightly brown on the bottom.

Remove cookies and cool. Press 1 Candy Corn Kiss in the middle of each cookie.

Of course I had to make Mr. Tastebud’s some cookies too but sans the Candy Corn Kiss! But I gave him some real kisses instead!


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  • Ria Mathew October 6, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Those cookies look crunchy ! Nice presentation!

  • Kathy October 6, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Loved catching up!!!will definately try the candy corn cookies and your Larder is magnificent!!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings…

  • Maggie B October 6, 2009 at 11:42 am

    I really thought I’d make these cookies until I saw the cartoon at the end! Ugh!
    Still, I’ll probably bring some of these candy corn kisses home with me, for the village children who love to come to our house first because we always have “American” Halloween treats, which other folks around here don’t have.
    Thanks for visiting Normandy, yesterday.
    Maggie

  • Carol at Serendipity October 6, 2009 at 11:42 am

    What wonderful cookies. We don’t get any trick or treaters anymore either.

    Happy Halloween!

    Carol

  • Natashya KitchenPuppies October 6, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    They are so cute with the candy corn sticking out!
    I guess it is getting to be that time.. I had better start stocking up!

  • Kat October 6, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    I, too, love Halloween! We don’t get any trick or treaters either because we live down a long drive. I miss them, but it has been that way for the past 21 years! The cookies are a great idea.

  • Haden News October 6, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Love your cookies, I didn’t know Hershey made the candy corn kisses, I will have to look for them!!

  • Lori E October 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Oh that is so gross…not the cookies but the cartoon. I love it.

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction October 6, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    So cute! I love the candy corn kisses… one of my favorite candies. The cookies look delicious!

  • Brian the old man October 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    As Cookie Monster would say, MMM COOOOKKIEEE! They look great. I love the cartoon, it is hilarious!

  • jillbert October 6, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    How cute! I haven’t seen the candy corn kisses yet. We don’t get trick-or-treaters either, and I miss seeing the costumes and handing out the candy.

  • Manuela October 6, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    *laughs* I think I lost my appetite with that cartoon. It was very funny though.
    My son will love those cookies.

  • Mrs. P. October 6, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Oh, these look so wonderful! I’ll have to be on the lookout for those kisses. I agree that rural living usually means no trick-or-treaters. I make sure to load the church kids up with goodies though.

    Blessings!
    Gail

  • Kim October 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I love what you did with this cookie – how cute!! I didn’t even know they have candy corn kisses at the market. Thanks for sharing!!

  • Cheryl B. October 6, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Michelle, I have missed you posting on your Spend-a-buck farm blog, so I came looking for you. Geesh … hope I wasn’t the reason you stopped posting over there!!
    Unless you say otherwise, I shall now subscribe to this site!

    Recently, as I was doing my ‘investigating’* for new blog “Theme Day(‘s)”, I came across a few that had brought you right to mind.

    *In case you aren’t sure what I am talking about, please first go here: http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911712/today–/

    and then read this one:
    http://thehousethatlovebuilt.xanga.com/712911311/sept-theme-days/

    Anyways – here are just a couple, for more you’ll need to keep an eye out on my blog around the middle of the month ;-}
    ~ “Heavenly Cake Bakers” on Monday’s, at http://heavenlycakeplace.blogspot.com
    ~ “Flavor of the Month” at http://bakeat350.blogspot.com
    ~ “52 Cookies in a Year”, on Tuesday’s, at http://thissoutherngirlsnest.blogspot.com

    Still likin your house!!! 😀

    And I think the cartoon is great!!! ;-p

  • bcp.....My Life October 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Got to go get those candy corn kisses! I can’t wait to try the cookies. A new follower….
    betty

  • Kathleen October 7, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Those cookies look delicious…Thanks to Aunt Phyllis…

    So what are you going to be for Halloween???

  • Lisa@BlessedwithGrace October 7, 2009 at 1:35 am

    Look like great cookies! Thanks for linking to TMTT and sharing this recipe.

  • Danielle October 7, 2009 at 2:05 am

    yum and darling and so festively fun!! the cartoon is cracking my up!! Anyway, I think I need to pick up some of those kisses this weekend :)

  • Pam October 7, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    That cartoon is disgusting!

  • Lori Lynn October 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The cookies look great. Yuck on where the candy corn comes from. You ruined it for me. Haha. (I don’t really eat them anyway).
    LL

  • Amanda October 8, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Those are too cute! Halloween was always my favorite holiday too :)

    I’m going to be in your neck of the woods on Saturday. My 12 year old has a football game at Ron Beese Park :) Go Bulldogs! 😀 We are 6 and 0, woohoo! :)

  • katrina October 8, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    SOOOOO cool! Here I am, stuck in the country, where I’ve never even seen Hershey Candy Corn kisses. Just delightful, delicious looking cookies, Michelle!

  • Tara @ Feels like home October 17, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Those candy corn kisses are SO amazingly good! I will love this recipe! :) Thanks for sharing.

  • Tracy October 19, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Aww, your cookies look great!! :-)

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