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These Sugar Cookie Blossoms are super festive for just about any holiday! Top with seasonal Kisses or just plain chocolate Kisses.
Sugar Cookie Blossoms
I am thankful for cookies…. especially ones that are soft and chewy that are coated in sugar and have a Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss on top! These Sugar Cookie Blossoms are a cross between a snickerdoodle and a peanut butter blossom that make the perfect Halloween treat. I dyed the sugar orange to make them more festive and the Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kiss was the perfect touch. I’d highly recommend searching high and low for these little Kisses.
Main Ingredients Needed
Get out your baking supplies and these ingredients to start making these Sugar Cookie Blossoms!
- Butter – use either salted or unsalted, I tend to use salted for some extra umph! This is softened to room temperature so don’t forget to plan ahead.
- Granulated Sugar – to sweeten!
- Egg – used for structure and texture.
- Vanilla – for flavor. Use the good quality stuff if you have access to it.
- Flour – this fills out the cookies.
- Cream of Tartar – this gives a slight taste of tang that is offset by the sugar coating the outside of the cookies, kind of like snickerdoodles! If you don’t have cream of tartar, no worries, just leave it out.
- Baking Soda – this helps the cookies rise.
- Salt – to enhance the sweetness and other flavors.
- Hershey Kisses – these kiss the tops of these blossoms! Like I said above, I used the seasonal Pumpkin Spice ones but you can also use plain chocolate kisses.
- Sugar + Food Coloring – these two are mixed together to create that orange sugary look on the outside of these cookies.
How to Make Sugar Cookie Blossoms
For full details on how to make Sugar Cookie Blossoms, see the recipe card down below 🙂
1. Preheat + Prep
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Color the Sugar
In a small plastic container with a tight-fitting lid, pour in sugar and drop food colorings over top. Close the container and shake vigorously until sugar is orange. (My sugar got brighter once the color ‘set in’ into the granules. If yours doesn’t look as bright as this, just wait a few minutes and yours should brighten up too.)
3. Make the Cookie Dough
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Whip in egg and vanilla until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Slowly stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Set aside.
4. Scoop + Roll
Using a cookie scoop, drop cookie dough into orange sugar and roll around lightly to coat.
5. Bake + Unwrap
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are just barely starting to brown. While cookies are baking, unwrap Hershey Kisses.
6. Kiss + Cool
Remove cookies from the baking sheet immediately and place them on a cooling rack. Press a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each warm cookie. Cool and serve. Or just serve warm! Either way is delicious!
Sugar Cookie Blossom Variations
Like I mentioned above, these Sugar Cookie Blossoms can be customized to fit any holiday or special occasion. Here are some ideas to get you started!
- Christmas: color sugar red and green for a festive look then find peppermint or candy cane Kisses!
- Easter: color the sugar all sorts of pastel colors by using less food dye, then top with a Kiss.
- Fourth of July: color the sugar red, white and blue, then top with a white chocolate or regular Kiss.
- St Patricks Day: color the sugar green. Or you could even do a rainbow of colors!
- Valentines Day: color the sugar pink, red, purple or magenta.
- New Years: find or create gold or silver colored sugar!
- Halloween: color the sugar black, purple or dark green.
More Sugar Cookie Recipes to Try!
- Copycat Swig Sugar Cookies
- Cut Out Sugar Cookies
- Classic Sugar Cookies (scoop and bake)
- Sugar Cookie Bars
- Frosted Sugar Cookies
We loved these and so will you! Happy baking!
The printable recipe card is down below 🙂
Sugar Cookie Blossoms
for orange sugar:
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 5 drops yellow food coloring
- 1 drop red food coloring
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small plastic container with a tight fitting lid, pour in sugar and drop food colorings over top. Close container with lid and shake vigorously until sugar is orange. (This is an un-edited photo showing how bright my sugar got. My sugar got brighter once the color ‘set in’ into the granules. If yours doesn’t look as bright as this, just wait a few minutes and yours should brighten up too.)
- In large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Whip in egg and vanilla until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Slowly stir in remaining ingredients until combined. Set aside.
- Using a cookie scoop, drop cookie dough into orange sugar and roll around lightly to coat.
- Place on un-greased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are just barely starting to brown. While cookies are baking, unwrap hershey kisses.
- Remove cookies from baking sheet immediately and place on cooling rack. Press hershey kiss into center of warm cookie. Cool and serve. Or just serve warm! Either way is delicious!