These are not the most perfect looking cookies (i.e. smooth and round), but rather the cookie itself has the appearance of a little cartoon-y cloud – it’s fluffy-looking, a little bumpy, and light in colour (an off-white even after baking).
A Hershey’s kiss is pressed into the center of each cookie.
Sweet milk chocolate along with the light cream cheese flavour of the dough is lovely together making for one DELICIOUS cookie!
Overall, I think these cookies are not only tasty, but also quite cute especially with the chocolate teardrops on top.
Plus, they are really easy to make, require only 7 ingredients, and makes 30 cookies! Perfect for sharing.
I made Scott bring these cookies into work to share with his co-workers and to prevent myself from eating them all with a big glass of milk.
According to him, they did not last long at all, which is always a good sign. He also raved about them and requested me to make them again shortly after the first batch was out of the oven.
I hope you enjoy this recipe for Cream Cheese Kiss Cookies.
How do you make these cookies?
Cream butter, cream cheese, and sugar together until fluffy. Then mix in vanilla extract and an egg. Full ingredients and instructions listed in the recipe card below.
Slowly mix in the flour until ingredients are combined.
Measure out a heaping tablespoon of cookie dough, form into a ball, and roll it in sugar (See QUICK TIPS). Repeat to make 30 cookies. Place on a baking sheet and flatten slightly with a glass.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes, until golden-brown on the bottom. Once out of the oven, press a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool slightly before enjoying.
Here are some QUICK TIPS:
Use a stand mixer (or electric mixer). I prefer the stand mixer as it’s way easier. If needed, scrap down the sides of the bowl while mixing so that everything gets fully incorporated.
Use room temperature (softened) butter and cream cheese.
Both will leave an indentation (not melted) when gently pressed down with a finger.
Remember to leave these two ingredients out at room temperature at least 20 minutes prior to baking (especially the butter).
If you forget, you can microwave the butter/cream cheese at a low temperature setting in 10 second intervals, until softened.
Use wet hands when handling the sticky cookie dough to form balls. It helps prevent the dough from sticking to your hands.
It’s faster to measure out all the cookies first and form them all into balls using the palms of your hands, before rolling them in sugar (rather than making one cookie at a time).
Dry hands before rolling the cookies in sugar so that the sugar doesn’t dissolve from the moisture on your hands.
Once out the oven, immediately press the chocolate kisses into the center of the cookies. The cookies are soft right out of the oven and will harden as they cool.
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In summary, these cream cheese cookies:
Are cute and delicious: This recipe makes about 30 tasty cookies that look like little clouds with a chocolate kiss on top.
Have great texture and size: Each cookie is small, has a slightly crunchy sugar-crust on the outside, soft insides, and topped with a yummy sweet chocolate kiss.
Are easy to put together: This recipe only has 7 ingredients and takes very little time (about 15 minutes) to prepare these cookies.
Uses simple ingredients that are easy to find at most grocery stores or are likely in your kitchen pantry already. Switch out the flavour of Hershey’s Kiss if you like.
Are great to have with a glass of milk, coffee, or tea.
Are shareable and portable: Perfect to bring to a cookie exchange or share with your co-workers.
I hope you try this cookie recipe! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share your recipe pictures!