These Secret Kiss Cookies Will Be a Holiday Hit

Holiday cookie platters are pretty much a worldwide staple. The types of cookies we make might differ from region to region, from country to country, but the basic idea of this delicious season’s greeting is the same anywhere you look.

That being said, this is probably a tradition you have down to a science. Odds are you’ve been making the same holiday cookies for the same friends and family members for years, and there is nothing wrong with that!

But we’re about to challenge you to add something new to the mix. It’ll be a surprise to your friends and family to see this new addition to the cookie platter…in more than one way.

Now, we are certainly not suggesting you forgo your famous thumbprint raspberry jam cookies. We would never suggest such a thing. However, it wouldn’t hurt to swap out one of your old classics for something a little different, right? Variety is, after all, the spice of life.

If you’ve been searching for a delicious new recipe to add to your holiday platter, we have just the thing for you! These secret kiss cookies.

This recipe takes a traditional Russian tea cookie and gives it an extra-special surprise inside: a gooey Hershey kiss. The outside is the same buttery, crumbly, powdered sugar-covered cookie you’ve come to expect, but when you bite in you get an extra burst of indulgent flavor.

Delicious AND a surprise to the senses? Yes, please.

Not only are these fun cookies yummy to eat, but they’re cool to look at, too. Cutting one in half leaves you with the classic chocolate silhouette we all know and love, and with it being surrounded by dough and gorgeous powdered sugar, nothing is more worthy of a quick pic for Instagram.

Trust us, your guests might be sad for a moment when they see your holiday fudge has taken a vacation, but they will fall for these surprise cookies the moment they sink their teeth into them! The only downside? You’re going to get a LOT of phone calls asking for your secret recipe.

What do you think of these unique secret kiss cookies? Share your thoughts on this recipe in the comments section below.

Secret Kiss Cookies


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • Hershey Kisses
  • Powdered sugar

Be sure to check out the video for full instructions!