Surprise Kisses

These cookies have become a family favourite …

Surprise kisses

I first made them many years ago when my friends and I use to have cookie exchange parties.

They are perfect for cookie parties…


easy to make…

and you can make a lot of cookies in a short amount of time.

Surprise kisses

Surprise kisses

Surprise kisses

And who doesn’t love hazelnuts and chocolate…

Surprise Kisses


  • 1 cup butter at room temperature (250ml)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (125ml)
  • 1 tsp vanilla 5ml
  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (575ml)
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, toasted (175ml)
  • 60 unwrapped milk chocolate kisses (or for variety use different flavours of Hershey kisses)
  • 3/4 cup icing sugar (175ml)


  1. In bowl beat together butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.
  2. In separate bowl whisk flour with hazelnuts; stir into butter mixture and blend well.
  3. Shape rounded teaspoons of mixture around each chocolate to completely cover chocolate.
  4. Place balls 1 inch apart on parchment lined rimless baking sheet.
  5. Bake in center of 350 degree (180c) oven until firm but not browned, about 10 minutes.
  6. Let cool on sheets; roll in icing sugar.
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You can make ahead and freeze layering between wax paper in air tight container. I freeze the cookies prior to adding the icing sugar, then roll them in icing sugar once they have defrosted. Makes 60 cookies.

Surprise kisses

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