This cookie recipe is made every year for the holidays; my family can't have Christmas without them.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream together the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla.

  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and roll in ground nuts.

  • Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until set. Press kiss in center of each cookie. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

191.2 calories; 2.6 g protein; 20.7 g carbohydrates; 30.7 mg cholesterol; 96.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (26)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
I made this for a cookie exchange party and they were GREAT! Very easy to make and turn out not only yummy but attractive looking as well. My Husband LOVED them. I found that doubling the recipe and making the balls 1 inch around yielded much more than the recipe said I got nine dozen out of it! So I had enough for my exchange and then some! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/17/2002
Not what I expected. Not tasty. Bland. Read More
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28 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
I made this for a cookie exchange party and they were GREAT! Very easy to make and turn out not only yummy but attractive looking as well. My Husband LOVED them. I found that doubling the recipe and making the balls 1 inch around yielded much more than the recipe said I got nine dozen out of it! So I had enough for my exchange and then some! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2005
I made this for a cookie exchange party and they were GREAT! Very easy to make and turn out not only yummy but attractive looking as well. My Husband LOVED them. I found that doubling the recipe and making the balls 1 inch around yielded much more than the recipe said I got nine dozen out of it! So I had enough for my exchange and then some! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2005
This recipe is wonderful as a peanut blossom substitute. Our daughter is severly allergic to peanuts. Now she can have her kiss cookies. Nice and soft cookie. I don't roll mine in nuts and they are still delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2003
This was a wonderful addition to our Christmas baking!!Not too sweet and easy to make.I used Branches "Stars" to add something a little more festive.I had to make 5 batches becuase my friends and family couldnt get enough of them!Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/16/2002
Not what I expected. Not tasty. Bland. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2007
These cookies were really delicious. The only thing was that my dough was too thin and sticky for me to roll into balls so we sprinkled the nuts on top. I think that I over-beat the ingredients. Next time I will not use a mixer but will mix everything by hand and hopefully the dough will be thicker. Bye the way we used the kisses with nuts inside. The cookie tasted so good not too sweet just right. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/12/2006
Awesome! I have had the peanut butter style ones in the past and these are way tastier! Everyone who had the cookie raved about it! Fun to make too. If doubling the recipe buy two bags of kisses! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2010
These cookies are delicious. BEWARE though this recipe does not make 5 dozen. I made these for a cookie swap and only ended up with 3 dozen (I may have made the cookies too big). Also making the cookies into balls is not easy because the dough is soooo sticky. Wet your fingers before rolling - this will prevent the dough from sticking to you. All in all though - this recipe is worth making. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2005
Love this recipe! Nothing to change rolling these cookies in the crushed nuts makes them look real nice on the trays I hand out to 15 people during the holidays. Thank YOU! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
I added red and green decorations to the nuts and topped them with a Hershey Hug. They were very festive and everyone loved the taste. Read More
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