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Oatmeal Kisses

January 8, 2013Teresa

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 | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Oatmeal Kisses are a wonderful cookie to bake for the holidays.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Cinnamon, oatmeal, chocolate kisses. Yum!

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

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.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

I used these ingredients.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Soften butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, an egg and salt. 

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Mix all the ingredients together with an electric mixer or a whisk.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens cookies. Add oatmeal.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Stir ingredients together with a wooden spoon. 

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Shape into balls and place on cookie sheets that have been sprayed with cooking spray. 

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Unwrap candies and set aside.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

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.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Bake cookies an additional 5 minutes to soften the Hershey’s Kisses.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

We love these delightful goodies. We think you will too.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

It’s so hard to believe that something that looks so pretty is so incredibly easy to throw together! 

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

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 | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Oatmeal Kisses are delectable.

Here’s the recipe.

OATMEAL KISSES

(Recipe adapted from a magazine back in the early 1980s)

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Wonderful oatmeal cookie with just a hint of cinnamon. The Hershey's Kisses in the center of each cookie make these cookies spectacular. A chocolate lover's delight!
Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. With wooden spoon, stir in oats and flour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Grease large cookie sheet or spray with cooking spray.
  5. With hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place as many balls as possible, about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cookies about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, remove foil wrappers from candies.
  9. Remove cookie sheet from oven and place Hershey’s Kiss in center of each cookie pressing kiss down into the cookie.
  10. Bake an additional 6-7 minutes until chocolate starts to glisten and cookie is done.
  11. Let cookies cool in pan a few minutes.
  12. With pancake turner, carefully remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
  13. Store cookies in tightly-covered container to use up within 1 week.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Oatmeal Kisses[/b]
Recipe Type: Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – adapted from a magazine back in the early 1980s.
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 48
Wonderful oatmeal cookie with just a hint of cinnamon. The Hershey’s Kisses in the center of each cookie make these cookies spectacular. A chocolate lover’s delight!
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. With wooden spoon, stir in oats and flour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Grease large cookie sheet or spray with cooking spray.
  5. With hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place as many balls as possible, about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cookies about 8 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, remove foil wrappers from candies.
  9. Remove cookie sheet from oven and place Hershey’s Kiss in center of each cookie pressing kiss down into the cookie.
  10. Bake an additional 6-7 minutes until chocolate starts to glisten and cookie is done.
  11. Let cookies cool in pan a few minutes.
  12. With pancake turner, carefully remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
  13. Store cookies in tightly-covered container to use up within 1 week.
Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Doesn’t this picture make you want to eat one of these Oatmeal Kisses right now?

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

These cookies are great for parties or last minute get-togethers because they take such a short time to make.

Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate

Oatmeal Kisses are great cookies to make to use up leftover Hershey’s Kisses from Halloween or the Christmas holidays.

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

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Red Velvet Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these amazing #redvelvet #cookies have a #Hersheys kiss in the center. Fabulous for #holiday baking. #chocolate #dessert

Red Velvet Peppermint Kisses

Red Velvet Peppermint Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these #RedVelvet #cookies are heavenly! #Hershey's peppermint-flavored candy cane kisses are put in the centers adding divine flavor. #chocolate #dessert

Print Recipe
Oatmeal Kisses BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Wonderful oatmeal cookie with just a hint of cinnamon. The Hershey's Kisses in the center of each cookie make these cookies spectacular. A chocolate lover's delight!
Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Oatmeal Kisses | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | These delightful #oatmeal #cookies have a hint of #cinnamon and a #Hershey'skiss pressed in the center of each one. #dessert #chocolate
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. With wooden spoon, stir in oats and flour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°.
  4. Grease large cookie sheet or spray with cooking spray.
  5. With hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place as many balls as possible, about 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  7. Bake cookies about 10-12 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, remove foil wrappers from candies.
  9. Remove cookie sheet from oven and place Hershey’s Kiss in center of each cookie pressing kiss down into the cookie.
  10. Bake an additional 6-7 minutes until chocolate starts to glisten and cookie is done.
  11. Let cookies cool in pan a few minutes.
  12. With pancake turner, carefully remove cookies to wire racks to cool.
  13. Store cookies in tightly-covered container to use up within 1 week.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

19 Comments

  • Barbara Wilson

    August 17, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    I baked these today and they were wonderful thank you so much for sharing. My new go too oatmeal cookie fix

    1. Teresa

      August 17, 2019 at 8:15 pm

      Hi, Barbara. So glad you enjoyed these tasty Oatmeal cookies. Of course, a Hershey’s Kiss makes every cookie better. 🙂

  • Crissy

    December 22, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Amazing cookies for the holiday season! Loved the cinnamon and the kiss! Perfect!

    1. Teresa

      December 23, 2018 at 4:59 pm

      Hi, Crissy, so glad you enjoyed the cookies. It’s hard not to like cookies with Hershey’s kisses in them. 🙂

  • Dina

    April 29, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Msde this for fiance, his brother, and their friend. My fiance loves them. Will see later about everyone else.

    1. Teresa

      April 30, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks, Dina, I hope everyone else enjoys them too.

  • Arlene

    December 9, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Love the different ingredient of oatmeal!!! Also how the ingredients change when changing the amount of cookies needed.

    1. Teresa

      December 9, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Thanks Arlene. Hope you enjoy them. These have a touch of cinnamon so they have a completely different taste then otherwise.

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  • LizForADay

    February 1, 2013 at 2:52 am

    What a great combination. I think the cinnamon would give it some extra, in a good way of course. I had to pin this one.

    1. Teresa

      February 1, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      Great! Hope you enjoy it.

  • petit4chocolatier

    January 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Delicious Teresa!!

    1. Teresa

      January 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm

      Thanks!

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  • myhonestself

    January 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, and I thought your peanut butter blossoms were amazing – oatmeal is my all time favourite cookie!! Once again your photos are fantastic – so great my mouth is watering! I’ll be seeing these darlings in my sleep tonight and baking them on my day off Friday!

    Just wondering – what are your thoughts on freezing the cookies? Is it best to do after they’ve been baked or better to freeze the dough for later baking? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Teresa

      January 9, 2013 at 9:50 am

      I’m glad you like the cookies! And thanks for such kind words about the photos. I’m not a professional photographer by any stretch of the word but I’m trying to get better!

      I’m not sure about freezing the dough. I would bake them and then freeze them. Pack them carefully so that you don’t break the tips off the Hershey’s Kisses. I usually place waxed paper between layers. If you place on trays wrap really well with a plastic wrap (a couple of layers). I froze all my cookies from Christmas baking except 2 of them (those I kept in the frig because I was going to use them in a day or so). Most cookies or brownies freeze really well for a month or two. Once you get longer than that they tend to dry out and they can absorb the smells of other things in your freezer. Yikes! Hope this helps.

      1. myhonestself

        January 9, 2013 at 8:18 pm

        That definitely helps, thank you so much for taking the time to respond to me!

        1. Teresa

          January 9, 2013 at 8:22 pm

          No worries.

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