Oatmeal Kisses are terrific oatmeal cookies! They have a sprinkle of cinnamon in them to add wonderful flavor then a Hershey’s Kiss is pressed into the center of the cookie about five minutes before the cookie is finished baking. Oatmeal and chocolate and cinnamon. Wow! You will love this amazing cookie.
It’s so quick and easy to throw together, too. You can have this cookie ready to go into the oven in about 5-10 minutes. You can have the cookies baked, cooled and ready to eat in about half an hour. Yeah, I can do quick and easy! This fabulous cookie gives me the convenience of not taking all day to prepare a great dessert as well as providing an incredibly great taste.
I haven’t made this cookie in quite some time. But I still had some leftover Hershey’s Kisses from Christmas so I wanted to find some recipes to get rid of some more of them and get them out of the house! I remembered this recipe and made a half batch. They turned out incredibly well.
This is a great cookie to make for afternoon school snacks, office parties, or even holiday baking. It’s pretty simple and just so easy. If you’re looking for another good oatmeal cookie recipe – with chocolate – you ought to consider giving this recipe a try. It’s also a great way to use up holiday candy, too. You will love these jewels. We love this great oatmeal cookie and think your family would enjoy sampling them as well.
When I initially published this recipe in January 2013 I was still using an iPhone for a camera. The pictures while okay, were still not as clear as I would have liked. I recently remade this recipe (August 2016) to serve at an Open House I was hosting for friends who were selling their house and had moved to Florida. Everyone who came through the house loved these jewels.
Oatmeal Kisses are a wonderful cookie to bake for the holidays.
Cinnamon, oatmeal, chocolate kisses. Yum!
These are great for afternoon snacks with a tall glass of cold milk! Once you start eating these jewels it’s hard to stop!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients.
Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, an egg and salt.
Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer or a whisk.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies. Add oatmeal.
Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon.
Shape into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Unwrap candies and set aside.
Bake at 350 for about 8-10 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and place an unwrapped Hershey’s Kiss in the center of each cookie. Press down into the ball of cookie dough but NOT all the way to the bottom or the chocolate will scorch on the bottom.
Bake cookies an additional 5 minutes to soften the Hershey’s Kisses.
We love these delightful goodies. We think you will too.
It’s so hard to believe that something that looks so pretty is so incredibly easy to throw together!
Your family will love these tasty treats. Your friends and family will think you spent so much time making these adorable treats. You don’t have to let on that they were made, baked and ready to serve in less than an hour!
Oatmeal Kisses are delectable.
Here’s the recipe.
(Recipe adapted from a magazine back in the early 1980s)
- 3 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ½ tsp. salt
- 3 cups oatmeal
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 48 Hershey’s Kisses
- In large bowl with mixer at low speed, beat butter, sugars, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and eggs, until well blended occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula.
- With wooden spoon, stir in oats and flour.
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Grease large cookie sheet or spray with cooking spray.
- With hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls.
- Place as many balls as possible, about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies about 8 minutes.
- Meanwhile, remove foil wrappers from candies.
- Remove cookie sheet from oven and place Hershey’s Kiss in center of each cookie pressing kiss down into the cookie.
- Bake an additional 6-7 minutes until chocolate starts to glisten and cookie is done.
- Let cookies cool in pan a few minutes.
- With pancake turner, carefully remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
- Store cookies in tightly-covered container to use up within 1 week.
Doesn’t this picture make you want to eat one of these Oatmeal Kisses right now?
These cookies are great for parties or last minute get-togethers because they take such a short time to make.
Oatmeal Kisses are great cookies to make to use up leftover Hershey’s Kisses from Halloween or the Christmas holidays.