Pumpkin Blossoms

 Pumpkin Blossoms – A fall twist on the classic peanut butter blossom cookie. Add your favorite flavor of Hershey kiss to the center for a decadent pumpkin cookie!

Pumpkin Blossoms: a fall treat based off your favorite pb blossom cookie. Add a hershey kiss in any flavor!

Hi, my name is Aimee, and I love pumpkin desserts.

Last year I shared a delicious pumpkin blondie recipe with you. It occurred to me I should turn them into little cookie bites. The result was these Pumpkin Kiss Cookies. . . or, if you prefer Pumpkin Blossom Cookies!

I know peanut butter blossoms are always a huge hit in my house. A cookie with a big chunk of candy in the center. I hear ya. And I’ve done the brownies with the candy center too.

While a lot of you are nuts about the combo of peanut butter and chocolate, I admit it’s not usually my go-to. I love a good peanut butter cookie from time to time, but my heart belongs to pumpkin.

Today my friends, it’s all about the love of pumpkin.

Pumpkin Blossoms: a fall treat based off your favorite pb blossom cookie. Add a hershey kiss in any flavor!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

While I’m not a huge fan of eating Hershey’s Pumpkin Kisses on their own, inside one of these blossom cookies, it’s another story! The soft pumpkin-flavored candy at the center of a chewy cookie makes for a fall treat that no one can resist.

Because I’ll never pass up the opportunity to include chocolate in a recipe, I also put original chocolate kisses at the center of half the cookies. Both tasted fantastic and I loved alternating between them!

How to Store

After cooling and removing the cookies from the muffin tin, enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

I recommend storing them in a single layer so the kiss center doesn’t get squished.

You can also freeze Pumpkin Blossoms! After cooling completely, place them in a freezer safe container. If you have more than one layer of cookies to freeze, put a sheet of wax paper between the layers to keep the kiss center in tact.

Let thaw at room temperature when ready to serve.

Can these be made without a muffin tin?

I really love how the mini muffin pan makes the cookies evenly sized and creates a little “nest” for pressing the Hershey’s kiss into the center. If you don’t have one, you can still make these.

Form into balls and place on a cookie sheet, use your hands to flatten the cookies slightly. After baking, immediately press a Hershey’s kiss into the center of each one. Still pretty and delicious!

Candy Center Substitutes

You don’t need to stick with just original or pumpkin Hershey’s kisses here (although I love both deeply paired with these cookies). Here are a few other ideas:

  • Other Hershey’s Kiss Flavors: Dark chocolate kisses or white chocolate hugs would be wonderful in the Pumpkin Blossoms too! Or Hazelnut. Or caramel. Okay, basically any kind of kiss will taste amazing here (except peppermint. . . I wouldn’t make these with peppermint kisses).
  • Mini candy bars: Miniature snickers, Twix bars, or even Reese’s cups are other great candies to try at the center of these blossoms.
  • Candy corn: For a real fall treat extravaganza, press candy corns (laying flat) onto the cookies. I’d arrange them in a star or wheel pattern for a pretty cookie, perfect for Halloween parties.

Which candy would you choose for these chewy pumpkin blossoms?

Pumpkin Blossoms: a fall treat based off your favorite pb blossom cookie. Add a hershey kiss in any flavor!

More Pumpkin Recipes

Yield: 24 cookies

Pumpkin Blossoms

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes

Take your favorite peanut butter blossom cookie and transform it into this delicious Pumpkin Blossoms cookie! Perfect for fall baking!


  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ½ cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 24 Hershey Kisses, any variety, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a mini muffin pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, butter, pumpkin, egg and salt until combined. Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Blend completely for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Using a small scoop, fill muffin pan until ALL the batter is used, evenly distributing the batter.
  4. Bake for about 18 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a Hershey Kiss in the center of each blossom.
  5. Allow to cool in pan about 10 minutes. Remove from pan and enjoy. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 23, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I know! People always are like “you want to rush into the seasons too quickly” but I’m like “YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH TIME I NEED TO FIT IN ALL MY FALL/HALLOWEEN/HOLIDAY TREATS!” And then they stare at me. >_< But dude these pumpkin blossoms look awesome and perfectly autumn appropriate!

  2. Great minds think alike!! It’s funny because I noticed last week we posted something very similar on the same day, too! The white chocolate bark. Love it 🙂

  3. Between Jocelyn and you posting on IG, I knew exactly what to look for at Target yesterday. Thanks for the heads up. My basket was full of all kinds of fall baking sweet treats and candy. Loving what you did with the kisses!

  4. I’m just glad your dessert disorder personality is as bad as mine 🙂 And these cute little pumpkin cups…you could put any candy in them, and I would gobble them all down. Love these fun treat!!!

  5. Oh I love this butter theory!!! Also, I MUST find those pumpkin spice kisses (though I imagine a Snickers bar would be pretty fab too!)

  6. How can you choose which fall flavors to bake with when they’re all so GOOD?!
    I love these cookie cups! All of the pumpkin-flavored everything right now is begging to be baked with, and this is the perfect solution! No mixer, too. I like!

  7. Yum! These are adorable. And I love all the flavored Kisses and chocolate chips that start coming out this time of year. So good! Yeah for fall baking!

  8. Love these! I hadn’t made a recipe with Hershey’s kisses since last Xmas and I have one for next week. Great minds 🙂

    The pumpkin kisses are so good! Haven’t found any yet this year but I have purposefully NOT been to Target!


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