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Cinnamon Pumpkin Spice Kiss Blossoms

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1-3 tablespoons milk, if dough is crumbly

1 package Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses

1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in

Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Unwrap pumpkin spice Kisses and place them in a small bowl in the freezer until ready to use. Place 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a bowl for rolling cookies in; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs and beat until light and fluffy.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Gradually add in small batches to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. If dough is crumbly and not coming together, add 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until dough forms.

Scoop dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls, roll in sugar, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until done.

Remove from oven, flatten just slightly with the back of a spatula (if you want them less pillow-y) and allow to cool three minutes. Gently push a frozen pumpkin spice kiss into the center. The Kisses will get shiny and start to melt after a few minutes... at this point I popped in the whole baking sheet in the fridge until the chocolate set to keep that traditional-looking blossom cookies or you can let the Kisses melt and swirl the melted chocolate with a toothpick for a pretty marbled effect. 

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Source: Barely adapted from Sprinkle Some Sunshine.

Printed From: Bakergirl