Spiced Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Fluffy spiced pumpkin cookies, topped off with milk chocolate Kisses! A seasonal twist on a classic cookie!

Fluffy spiced pumpkin Kiss cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun seasonal twist on a classic cookie!

We went from ridiculously gorgeous weather to intense rain and wind the next handful of days. And now we’re headed into a super cold streak. I really shouldn’t be complaining because most of that is normal for this time of year and we’re in desperate need of rain. BUT I didn’t get to get any pretty Fall pictures before the rain and wind knocked everything out of the trees. Our leaves started to change color super late this year so I kept holding off for a nice day to hit… the perfect day and I should’ve taken advantage of our gorgeous day last week buuuut oops. Oh well I suppose! Now my goal is snowy winter pictures with the kids instead this year. Fingers crossed I’m able to get that one accomplished!

I was out doing errands this weekend with my oldest and ended up at the pet store. Whenever we’re there, we usually take our time and do a lap of the store to visit all of the animals. Pick out our favorite fish, see which rodents are up and then off to say hi to the vats. I try to avoid the reptiles… I’m generally not a fan. Okay, not at all a fan. The strange part about this visit was one of the guinea pigs. It was being housed next to the bunnies that were up for adoption. That alone should tell you about it’s size. The regular guinea pigs are always near the hamsters and such. This one was massive. Seriously, the largest guinea pig I’ve ever seen. Add some floppy ears to it and it could have easily passed for a bunny.

I’m continually amazed by what opportunities there are for kids these days… from learning languages at a young age to all kinds of sports. I’m sure it’s not the same from one school district to another or even state to state, but even overall, there seem to be far more opportunities or at the very least…the opportunities are starting much earlier. Growing up, there was tee-ball and soccer for the little kids and eventually baseball. Of course the various dance options, but beyond that… not a ton. Most sports and other extra curricular activities started in high school and on occasion, junior high, but never before. So, 20 years later… field hockey may be becoming part of my life again. And what’s crazy to me is that my daughter is going to learn how to play a full 5 years before I did! Also… my field hockey stick absolutely is dating me (if I hadn’t already done that myself). Everything is so much more polished. I’m definitely partial to my wood exposed stick though. And of course this has me curious… what sports did you play in school? I played field hockey for a few years, volleyball, indoor and outdoor track. I’d say out of all of those… I miss field hockey and running hurdles the most.

Fluffy spiced pumpkin Kiss cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun seasonal twist on a classic cookie!

More cookies!! Hooray!!

The best way to start the week. Right?! And bonus, they’re PUMPKIN! I told you pumpkin was here to stay (for now).

I’ll confess… I’m already craving Thanksgiving, so things might be turning that way in the not so distant future. The crazy thing is that we’re almost in November! How on earth did that happen?!

But let’s talk about these cookies… k?!

I turned a classic cookie into a fun seasonal treat. Fluffy spiced pumpkin cookies, topped off with milk chocolate Kisses! A fun cookie for the entire family!

This recipe makes a generous 3 dozen, which may sound like a lot, but these are going to disappear. You’ll be glad it makes so much! And of course, you can always make some one day and more another!

A fun and flavorful cookie you’ll absolutely want to make before Fall passes us by!

Add these fun and flavorful spiced pumpkin Kiss cookies to your baking plans!

Fluffy spiced pumpkin Kiss cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun seasonal twist on a classic cookie!

Spiced Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Fluffy spiced pumpkin cookies, topped off with milk chocolate Kisses! A seasonal twist on a classic cookie!
Prep Time3 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time3 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookie
Servings: 12 plus


  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar divded
  • 1/4 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • Milk chocolate Kisses


  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping bowl as needed. Add spices, salt and baking soda, followed by pumpkin puree. Mix until just combined. Add 1 cup of flour at a time until fully combined, increase speed after each addition. Mix until no streaks remain. Chill for at least 3-4 hours or until dough is firm but still manageable. 
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. 
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar to a small bowl. 
  • Use a small cookie scoop to scoop heaping mounds of dough. Shape dough into roughly 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and space 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 10 minutes. While cookies are still on baking sheet, immediately press an unwrapped chocolate Kiss into each cookie. Immediately transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Store cookies in an airtight container. 


Recipe yields roughly 3 dozen cookies.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Fluffy spiced pumpkin Kiss cookie recipe from @bakedbyrachel A fun seasonal twist on a classic cookie!
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22 Responses to “Spiced Pumpkin Kiss Cookies”

  1. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — October 24, 2016 at 6:48 am

    What is up with the weather this week! It went from 80 to 60 and back up to the 80’s again here within only a few days….I love everything about these cookies. You can’t go wrong with the combination of chocolate and pumpkin!

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:55 am

      I’d be totally content with 70s or even 60s but 30s and 40s is too cold, too soon! And thanks!! :)

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    Shashi at RunninSrilankan — October 24, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Too funny about that massive guinea pig with floppy ears – here in Georgia there is this place called The Pine Mountain Animal Safari where they have zedonks and ligers – crossbreeds between donkeys and zebras and tigers and lions – cray cray stuff – wonder if those guinea pigs were of a similar fate?
    By the way – All Mondays would be marvelous of they started off with cookies like these!

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      It was SO huge! I’d seriously never seen one so big! I’ve heard of ligers but never zedonks!

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    Catherine — October 24, 2016 at 8:33 am

    These cookies look beautiful! So thick and soft…I would love one or two with my coffee this morning! xo, Catherine

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Aimee @ShugarySweets — October 24, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Blossom cookies are just so pretty. This is the perfect way to end my day with a cup of coffee, a cookie, and a fall sunset :)

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Thanks, Aimee!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 24, 2016 at 11:46 am

    The weather needs to get it together. Is it summer, is it fall, is it winter? I’m so afraid we’re going to go from these nice 70’s here to 30 degrees and snowing. I love the pumpkin spice twist you put on these cookies! I’m always such a sucker for them at Christmas, now I have an excuse make a batch for Halloween!

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Right?! I want Fall weather. I’m not ready for Winter!

  6. #
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — October 24, 2016 at 11:28 pm

    How pretty are these favorites? I love that you made them even better for the season! Love!

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Thanks, Patricia!

  7. #
    Lorr — October 25, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Would you have any idea how much pumpkin pie spice would equal the individual spices you used in the recipe?

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      Rachel — October 25, 2016 at 8:58 am

      The flavor may be slightly different using pumpkin pie spice, but try substituting with 1 1/2 teaspoons.

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    Lexi — October 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Yum, yum, YUM! I want to pop one (ok, 3… at the least) in my mouth right. now. Also, 3 dozen cookies in this house might last… one day. Maybe two. :D

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      Rachel — October 29, 2016 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Lexi!

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    Anne — November 7, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Hi… I have a question… Would this recipe work if I wanted to use this recipe with a cookie stamp and omit the chocolate kiss?

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      Rachel — November 7, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      You could certainly give it a try by rolling it out and stamping that way. I can’t be sure how well it will work though.

  10. #
    Cindy — November 12, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Can you Put In freezer and save for another time

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      Rachel — November 13, 2017 at 7:51 am

      I imagine you could but you would need to carefully freeze them in single layers so you’re not crushing the chocolates.

  11. #
    Karly — November 14, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Okay, really, I just can’t stay away! These cookies look so. DANG. good. Adding them to the holiday cookie baking day “must have” list!

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      Rachel — November 18, 2017 at 8:40 am

      Thanks Karly! :)

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