Sugar Cookie Blossoms

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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.

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!

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.

We loved these and so will you! Happy baking!

The printable recipe card is down below 🙂

Sugar Cookie Blossoms

These Sugar Cookie Blossoms are super festive for just about any holiday! Top with seasonal Kisses or just plain chocolate Kisses.
servings 24 cookies
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients

for orange sugar:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 1 drop red food coloring

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

*You could also add in some pumpkin pie spice too! Yum! I didn’t, but feel free to switch it up! I don’t know if this will make the sugar look less orange and more brown or vice versa. Experiment and let me know 🙂

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookie blossoms

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  1. Kari Balmforth

    I just have to say I love target as well. I can’t wait until I have money so I can justify not going to walmart. I hate walmart. but sometimes its a necessary evil. Sorry about the job…I hope he finds one soon. you guys are good people. The lord will bless!

  2. Lindsay

    These look so good! I will have to give them a try!!! Kent has been looking for jobs for Gordon over here, haha. You just never know…maybe we’ll be neighbors? What are your thoughts on La Grande?? We don’t have a Target though, so you’d have to order your special Hersey’s kisses!

  3. Lauren

    Thanks Maria and Kari!

    Lindsay, I don’t know if I want to live in La Grande, but if you guys are there and he ends up getting a job, then we will love it! And, we’ll have to travel and find us a Target!

  4. Natalie @ Perrys' Plate

    You poor thing!! When it rains, it pours, eh? I hope everyone feels better and that the job hunt goes well. (We’re kind of in the same boat, as far as a job hunt goes. My husband finished school last week!)

    I love those Hershey kisses. I remember them from last year. And yes, I always found them at Target. 🙂

  5. Barbara Bakes

    You do have a lot of stress to deal with. I hope things turn around very quickly for you. It would be fun to have you in Utah. So maybe I’ll keep my fingers crossed for that. Guess I can’t complain too much about my bladder infection this weekend.

    So glad you found the kisses. I’m planning on making a cookie with them this week too. Hopefully, tonight if I can get my stuff together.

    Love that you used orange colored sugar. They really are perfect for the season. Good luck!

  6. Marilyn Brennan

    I could tell on Sunday that you were pretty miserable. Hopefully it will go into the next stage which is recovery! BTW, those cookies look like they are lower in fat than a lot…

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