Sunday, October 27, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Our girls were all home this weekend to help support our littlest sister and her Reserve Champion Broiler at a local festival.  It was wonderful having them home a second weekend in a row and it could not have made their little sister more happy.  Mom and dad were pretty excited too. They got to see all their grandparents, family and some friends,eat some home cooked food, decorate little sisters room (Thanks big sis) and most importantly just be home! 
Right before my middle daughter went back to college she baked these cookies to take back for her 'Build' committee meeting to a big old group of Aggie boys.  She says they enjoy her sweets and she wanted to make something with a fall feel to it.  I'm proud of these kids as they are part of Texas A&M's first ever 'Build' where they are in the middle of completing a Habitat for Humanity house with the help of students and staff.  It's a huge project and one that will impact a family and give them a better life. Tonight those hard working boys and girls will benefit from these great cookies she prepared. 
Finding the Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses can be a problem as we had to walk the grocery store a few times to find two they must be popular!  The combination of the devil's food cake mix and the pumpkin filling was really a great combination and topped off by the kisses! 
This recipe is simple enough for any beginning or experienced cook and certainly something that would be good at any fall celebration.  They packed well for the trip back in a container and should keep for about a week.
Credit for this recipe goes to the blog I Heart Naptime at  It's a wonderful site full of great recipes!  Thanks so much!

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1 box devil's food cake mix (chocolate will work too or your favorite cake mix)
1 -15 oz can pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 bag Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses
Pre-heat oven to 350°.  In a large bowl combine cake mix and pumpkin. Stir or use a mixer until dough is smooth. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Scoop cookie dough onto the pan and then bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove pan and allow to cool for one minute on pan. Gently press kisses in the center of the cookies and then place cookies on a cooling rack.
***Bethany allowed her cookies to cook about five minutes before she added the kisses.  She always uses a melon or cookie scoop to make them uniform in size.






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