Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Cookie Kisses

How cute are these chocolate sugar cookies. I mean … totally adorable for a Valentine’s Day treat don’t you think?!

You can use this sugar cookie recipe and directions for the dough. Just swap out 1/2 cup cocoa for 1/2 cup of the flour and then use all vanilla extract and you’re good to go.

These are the cookie cutters I used. I love how many different sizes the candy shape comes in. And now that I’m done baking and photographing, they are proving hard to find on a google search. Go figure. So here are a couple of options for you if you want to make them, too.

1. Just cut out triangle shapes from your cookie dough and pipe royal icing to create the iconic shape.
2. You can use a template to cut out your shapes from the cookie dough. Here’s a pdf that you can use to scale to the size you want.

Once baked, these little morsels are good enough to eat all by themselves or you can decorate them with royal icing.

Here’s the royal icing recipe I used. Just halve the ingredients … using all vanilla extract and chocolate brown icing color to tint.

Outline the cookies with a thicker icing consistency using a #2 decorating tip.

Then add a little water until the royal icing consistency is more fluid and you can easily fill in the shapes using a small squeeze bottle.

For bigger shaped cookies, I just spooned a small amount in the center and used a toothpick to coerce the icing and cover the cookie. Easy!

Now, let these little guys dry completely. That means overnight to make sure.

Because now, they’re getting all wrapped up for treating someone special.

Kisses to You!

To package these cuties, you can use 4×4 inch square foil candy wrappers to cover the cookies. Foil candy wrappers are a great alternative to regular aluminum foil because the foil wrappers are super thin. Then just tuck a sweet saying inside.

Here’s a pdf for you that contains:

Kisses to you” and “Hugs & Kisses” sayings that you can cut into strips.
And there’s a bonus label, too … you know … if you want to package them in treat bags instead of wrapping them up.

In the pic below, just tuck two cookies in the bottom of a 6 X 3.75 inch treat bag with a foil candy wrapper placed behind them. Trim the top of bag as needed to reduce the height and then fold the label over attaching to the front and back of the treat bag with double-sided tape.

xoxo … and enjoy!

Marilyn said...

Oh my goodness, these are so cute! Love the idea, who would have thunk? Oh, I know, Bakerella would, LOL! Thank you for sharing the recipe and thanks for sharing such wonderful creativity!

January 19, 2016 07:46 AM
Linda said...

Your imagination and talent is incredible.

January 19, 2016 07:52 AM
Lynn said...

love these and how easy they look, too.

January 19, 2016 10:28 AM
Katie said...

These are brilliant! They would be perfect for a party, or even a gift as Valentines Day is soon approaching!

January 19, 2016 11:31 AM
Giselle @ The Busy Spatula said...

Incredibly cute! I don’t even like Hershey’s very much but I would not be able to say no to these cookies :0

January 19, 2016 11:39 AM
Rhoda said...

How cute!! I gotta have that cookie cutter set :)

January 19, 2016 11:47 AM
mindy1 said...

Aww so sweet :D

January 19, 2016 12:27 PM
Candice said...

Ogmygigies!!! These are the cutest!!! I need to get me that cutter so I can make them :)

January 19, 2016 02:11 PM
Jessica said...

The cookie cutters used to be sold by Hershey’s, but they are no longer available on their website. Maybe if we all email them they will bring them back?

January 19, 2016 02:47 PM
Monica said...

What a great idea! Your creativity and talent know no bounds!!!

January 19, 2016 04:15 PM
Grace V. said...

Adorable! Oh, Jessica, comment #9, we should do that!

January 19, 2016 06:13 PM
Trina and Tina said...

Darling, darling, darling! These are the cutest and the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing your creative idea!

January 20, 2016 08:24 AM
Julie said...

Do a google search for “candy kiss cookie cutter” instead of “Hershey Kiss” and there are quite a few options available…Etsy, etc. Not exactly the same, but really close.
Super cute!

January 20, 2016 06:00 PM
stella said...

Love these. So simple and one of kind. Will stand out from the usual red and pink treats.

January 20, 2016 08:20 PM
Elise said...

So cute! :) i love the idea of little cute messages :)

January 21, 2016 04:23 AM
Lauren said...

OMG..so adorable!! Love how they even have silver wrappers on them!!

January 21, 2016 03:57 PM
Erin said...

Love, love, love this! Hershey kisses have a special place in my mom’s heart, (it was one of the last things her mom gave her when she was a child, before she past away unexpectedly) I can’t wait to make these for her and send them out this Valentine’s Day. Thank you!

January 21, 2016 05:44 PM
Kari said...

Where do you come up with this stuff?! You are amazing.

January 21, 2016 06:46 PM
Linda said...

Adorable ?? Happy Valentines Day.

January 21, 2016 10:36 PM
convites de casamento said...

I can’t wait to try this! Looks so good :)

January 26, 2016 06:59 PM
Lisa said...

FYI – I emailed Hershey’s and they said the cookie cutters have been discontinued. Bummer :-(

January 26, 2016 09:30 PM
Bakerella said...

I’m glad you guys like these!!!!

and Lisa – Oh my gosh – you’re awesome. Thank you for investigating.

January 26, 2016 11:31 PM
Jessie said...

OMG, how you inspired me! Thanks for shearing with us. I’ll go and try those, amazing :)

February 1, 2016 09:43 AM
Santos said...

Lovely cookies! Thanks for sharing!

February 10, 2016 11:20 AM
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