Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

These butter spritz cookies spiced with cinnamon then topped with caramel Hershey’s kisses need to make an appearance on your cookie trays for Christmas.


Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies recipe

Hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to hear Christmas music until Thanksgiving has come and gone. Every Sunday after Thanksgiving, I help put up my parents’ Christmas decorations and watch Murray claim ownership of the tree skirt and attempt to fit inside Baby Jesus’ manger. Another Christmas tradition is not counting calories baking a ton of cookies, including ones you don’t see outside of December. Ones like these Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies – buttery spiced cookies that you make with a cookie press then top with a Caramel Hershey’s Kiss.


Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

What are spritz cookies, you ask? Spritz cookies are those pretty shaped cookies you often see on Christmas cookie trays. You have a special tool called a cookie press that pushes the dough through stencils to make different shapes. You can easily knock out a few dozen spritz cookies in just a few minutes, so they are ideal to make when you need lots of cookies.


Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

What I love about these cinnamon spritz cookies is they are melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness spiced with cinnamon. Not to mention the caramel kiss that oozes out over top when you take a bite.


Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies

I am sad to announce that this is the first and last time I’ll be making these cinnamon spritz cookies. You see, I managed to get two dozen in the oven. When I was using the last bit of dough, my cookie press got stuck. After trying to get the dough out, it snapped apart. I thought, ok I’ll just snap it back together. Unfortunately, a piece of plastic was laying on the counter, and the press did not stay together. Boo hiss. I got it as a gift a few years ago, so I’m going to see what the warranty is. Since I don’t have a receipt, I’m not sure what the company would do for me.

Update: I now own an OXO Cookie Press, which I highly recommend since it has yet to break on me.

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Caramel Kiss Cinnamon Spritz Cookies
 
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Serves: Roughly 2 1/2 dozen cookies, depending on stencils
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 30 Caramel Hershey's Kisses, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Have 3 ungreased cookie sheets ready*.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, yolk, and vanilla until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until well mixed.
  4. Prepare cookie press with desired stencil then fill with dough**. Press cookies about 1 inch apart onto each cookie sheet. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 8-11 minutes. Immediately place an unwrapped kiss in the center of each cookie and gently press down to attach. Remove cookies to a cooling rack and cool completely.
Notes
*If you only have two cookie sheets, bake as directed then let one of the cookie sheets cool for a few minutes before using again.

**If you don't have a cookie press, you can make them like regular thumbprint cookies. Just roll into balls and flatten a little with your thumb before baking.

Source: Adapted from Land O’ Lakes 5th Annual Holiday Cookies Cookbook

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The giveaway is now closed. Ruta was the winner.

Disclosure: I was given a Hershey’s Baking Prize Pack to give away. All photos, opinions, and text are mine. This post also contains Amazon affiliate links, which helps keep my blog running. As always, thank you for your support!

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  1. Why, I’ll be baking tons of cookies, of course, if I win! But not cookie press cookies! ;)

    • Chocolate bonanza!! I’ll try out my first batch of rich, dark chocolate fudge. Then more candies – a Heath brittle, toffee, fruit truffles, caramel turtles. . . Then of course I’ll bake a batch of gooey chocolate brownie cookies!

  2. This season I will be baking cookies and making lots of homemade truffles that I could make with the Hershey ingredients. My favorite and absolute must every year is Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies that I would use the Hershey’s cocoa, baking chips, and kisses! :)

  3. You know me-of course I’ll be baking a ton of chocolate chip cookies!! I’m also going to be making chocolate & peanut butter cookies with peanut butter cups for Michael’s siblings, too :)

  4. Hi Carla,
    I will be baking various kinds of cookies. I want to try the new “baking melts” in my favorite no bake recipe. I take vanilla and chocolate wafers and I spread melted milk chocolate over them. To the chocolate wafers I add crushed candy canes, to the vanilla I top with nuts.

  5. Cookies for the cookie swap I’m going to!!

  6. Let see…the baking melts would certainly be used in a cake. The toffee chips are screaming to be used in cookies or a trifle. The chocolate chips would go in fudge. The Kisses chocolates would just go right in my mouth. And the cocoa would be a part of lots of other baked items and even some hot cocoa.

    Oh, and now I need to get a cookie press so I can make these cookies. I seriously love the combo of cinnamon and chocolate plus the caramel is just a great big bonus!

  7. Love this recipe Carla! I think it’s easier to tell you what I’ve already made with these items, just this past weekend, lol
    Chocolate Chip Cookies, Hot Chocolate Mix, Biscotti, Granola, Candy…my list still to make is way too long!

  8. Of course there’d be chocolate chip cookies, toffee cookies, some fudge and brownies and cake. My family is a family of chocoholics, so it’d be easy to use up the ingredients in holiday goodies! And I’d love wearing the apron the whole time I’d be baking!!!

  9. Kathleen Olsen says:

    Carla, Of course these Caramel Spritz cookies sound delicious and I want to try them for my first time at Spritz Cookies. I will need to purchase a Spritz Press.
    Anxious to try the Baking Melts, also. Have never used them.
    I also will make lots of good old regular Chocolate Chip Cookies with the chocolate chips I win. Then I make a No Bake Chocolate Cookie and I can use the Cocoa. The others may just get popped into everyone’s mouth!! :-) YUMM! YUMM!

  10. Your spritz cookies with the caramel kiss are almost too much for me to look at before breakfast. I could eat a plate of these and get a great rush for the day! YUM! what would I make with all that chocolate – chocolate bark, Christmas crinkles, fudge. And of course nothing. Just pour them in a bowl and eat :)

  11. I will be baking Brown Butter Chocolate Chip cookies and Peanut Butter Blossoms, topped with Hershey’s Kisses!

  12. Brownie batter truffles!

  13. I’ll be baking double choco peppermint pinwheel, if I win. Your caramel spritz cookies look so stunning and I can’t wait to try this! Hope you can get your special tool back. :)

  14. I will try to make these again if I win!! I love these cookies but totally suck at making them.

  15. I should send you mine! I never use it because I can never get it work properly!

  16. I would make cookies and brownies!

  17. Susan Taylor says:

    I would have to make chocolate drizzled toffee chip chocolate chip carmel kissed cookies, of course!

  18. Ill be baking lots this holiday season- Kiss cookies, banana chocolate chip cupcakes, chocolate chip cookies and so many more!!! And I will have to try these caramel kiss cinnamon spritiz cookies- a sure hit with the family!

  19. I’d make a chocolate stout cake – yumm!

  20. Hmmm.. with all that stuff I’d bake whole lot of chocolate treats! Mainly cookies and cake I thing because those are my favorites!

  21. I’ll be making Mexican hot chocolate – it’s a favorite in our home – as are chocolate chip cookies and, of course, brownies, both with and without nuts.

  22. Santa’s chocolate chip cookies.

  23. Your cookies are so CUTE!

  24. I’d make a toffee cheesecake with milk chocolate glaze if I won this chocolicious giveaway!
    karenreichmann@hotmail.com

  25. I would make some fudge and some chocolate chip cookies. Maybe even some brownies and chocolate covered peanut clusters! Or maybe I would just eat them straight out of the bag…….:)

  26. I would make chocolate chip cookies, and I would put the toffee chips in some muffins.

  27. Yes! Planning on making choc covered pretzels with my nephews.

  28. I would make toffee chocolate chip cookies!

  29. Hi Carla,
    Your pictures and recipes look amazing- as always! With the Hershey’s Kisses, I’d probably make Christmas pretzel hugs (those are such a hit at my house!) and what better way to use cocoa powder than homemade hot cocoa mix to give to friends and family (or save some for myself :P)

  30. I would make peanut butter kiss cookies, chocolate chip cookies and chocolate crinkle cookies!

  31. This is *such* a cute giveaway! If I win I’d give most of the stuff to my cousin & Aunt who are Hershey fanatics but I’d save the brickle chips to make brickle for Thom because it would seriously make me wifey o’ the year with him. :)

    If I don’t “talk” to you directly before then – I hope your December and Christmas are WONDERFUL!

  32. Great giveaway!! We love to bake biscotti and an espresso toffee would be yummy :)
    Who doesn’t love chocolate!! :)

  33. Peanut butter cookies! You just made me crave them b/c yours look like them. And- I need an apron like you wouldn’t believe.

  34. This prize pack would kick start my baking! Love the caramel kiss recipe-definitely going to try that!

  35. Cookies and brownies

  36. Yum! I’d make Heath cookies, and chocolate chip banana bread, and everything else on the recipe cards!

  37. I’d make a new cookie. Been dying to try and make a kind of s’mores like cookie/cupcake with speculoos and chocolate! These would be great for that, especially the cocoa mix.

  38. I would bake my chocolate chip cookies with the chips, peanut butter blossoms with the kisses and experiment with the rest…or just eat them ;)

    Denise

  39. My favorite chocolate chip cookies!

  40. Brownies and cookies.

  41. I’ll definitely make some peanut butter blossoms and chewy chocolate chip cookies with this prize package. I love Hershey’s products and that apron is adorable.

  42. I will be baking peanut butter kiss cookies with Hershey Kisses and Chocolate Fudge with Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and Sweetened Condensed Milk.

  43. Carol Scheive says:

    Chocolate chip cookies for Santa :), Peanut butter blossoms(using the kisses) Brownies w/Hershey’s Baking Melts Chocolates,Toffee oatmeal cookies ahhh i love Christmas goodies :D

  44. I would make toffee cranberry cookies!

  45. I’m making so many things for our holiday party on the 8th, most of them will be chocolate. But with this particular giveaway I’d make oatmeal scotties with the Heath bits added.

  46. Those toffee chips would go straight into a batch of blondies. Yum!

  47. COOKIES, COOKIES, FUDGE, and more COOKIES!!! :)

  48. I will be baking my famous chocolate chip cookies that everyone asks for over and over and over and over…..

  49. If I won, I’d make a chewy chocolate cookie with toffee bits! All while wearing the apron, of course!

  50. Michael Martin says:

    I’d love to make some brownies and some soft chewy chocolate chip cookies. I know they are not very exotic, but they sure do taste good!

  51. I’ll be making tons and tons of cookies to give away as gifts this holiday season. I’m a sucker for the Heath bits, so I’d definitely make some chocolate chip, toffee chip ones!

  52. I use Hershey’s Cocoa Powder daily in my oatmeal, the Baking Melts would be for dipping my Almond Crescents, and you gotta have come classic Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  53. My mother-in-law loves my truffles, so I’ll use the chocolate for that. It would be fun to try toffee truffles this year too

  54. My family has been wanting a chocolate toffee poke cake. I will use the toffee chips.

  55. I would love to try those new baking melts so I’d make chocolate chip cookies – unoriginal, but delicious.

  56. I love caramel and cinnamon together. Yum! And as for the Hershey’s products, I’d make chocolate toffee pb cookies and try to get them out of the house before devouring them all…

  57. This year we are doing a cookie decorating party instead of our traditional “cookie swap”. Those choc. chips are always the perfect thing for the eyes or buttons on our decorated snowmen. And I have never had anything but trouble with those cookie press gadgets! I am going to try this cinnamon cookie recipe with some pumpkin spice Hershey kisses I have leftover.

  58. I would definitely make my heavenly chocolate chocolate chip cookies and hot chocolate to share with my family! I love chocolate!

  59. Yes, I’ll be using at least three of those items. Love Hersheys!

  60. Theresa Rothweiler says:

    2 minute fudge!!!!

  61. i can just TASTE those toffee pieces in some blondies! of course, we bake tons during the holidays with the kids so this would all get used up quickly :)

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