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!
*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 :)