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Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies

Sweet, spicy and delicious sugar cookies rolled in pumpkin pie spice sugar mixture and topped with Hershey’s Pumpkin Spice Kisses.Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies |

I have made 1.3 tons of Pumpkin Spice Lattes  just this month. I have at least one every day. I try to stop at 5. After the fifth one, I’m all wired! In fact, I’m wired as it is, but when you mix in a gallon of coffee a day, I’m just annoying. 

Thus, in an effort to use up some of my pumpkin pie spice in something other than a latte, I made you these Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies!

Oh puhleaaaaaase! As if you have anything better to do than to read through another pumpkin pie spice recipe! You do?! Ugh…

But wait! I have a secret.

I don’t like plain sugar cookies. You know, the ones with just sugar. I don’t like ’em. Please keep them for yourself.

Ok, fiiiiine, I’ll have one

But, I really do like my sugar cookies all dressed up, sweet and spicy! Like my Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies! My faaaaavorite!

Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies |

I also had 3 bags of the Pumpkin Spice Kisses I needed to get rid of.

Lemme tell you one thing about those lovelies. DON’T even think about melting those into your pumpkin spice latte! Oh.Em.TO.THE.GEE! You will be HOOKED!

Good thing I thought about making an indentation into these cookies and decorating them with a KISS. I am SO glad I did it. You don’t even know. Thank goodness this recipe only makes 12 cookies. Seriously. I’m just plain addicted to these beauties… Man. Cookie season is FUN!

Oooooh! I have an idea! You know what else would be good!?! If you don’t have KISSES, spoon a really good cream cheese icing inside the well of the cookies! EEEEK! That’s just amazing! I was double-fisting; cookie in one hand, frosting in the other… pretty awesome stuff.

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By the ways… Get this. The recipe for these cookies is with 5 ingredients TOTAL! YAAAY!


Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies |

Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies

Katerina | Diethood
Sweet, spicy and delicious sugar cookies rolled in pumpkin pie spice sugar mixture and topped with Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses.
2 from 1 vote
Servings : 12
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 4 tablespoons butter , softened
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 12 Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kisses


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl combine 3 tablespoons sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside.
  • Place butter and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl.
  • Beat with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and blended, about 1 minute.
  • Add flour and continue to mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls. You should have anywhere between 10 and 12 balls.
  • Roll balls in pumpkin pie spice sugar mixture and arrange on prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Using your thumb, press down into the middle of each mound to make a well.
  • Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until tops are dry.
  • Let cookies stand for 5 minutes.
  • Add a Hershey's Pumpkin Spice Kiss to each cookie, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  • Serve immediately.


Keep covered and store at room temperature for up to 2-3 days. Inspired by Desserts 4 Today: Flavorful Desserts with Just Four Ingredients by Abby Dodge


Calories: 97 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 5 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Cholesterol: 11 mg | Sodium: 37 mg | Potassium: 7 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 115 IU | Calcium: 12 mg | Iron: 0.4 mg

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23 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies”

  1. There seems to be something completely missing. Milk, maybe. These crumbled easily during the “roll them into a ball” process, there wasn’t enough to make even 10 very miniature “cookies”. The hershey kisses were too strong to push down onto the very tiny balls of cookie. Give this a 2 star rating because at least my house smells good now.

  2. I did not like the dough! It came out crumbly and I took your advice and mixed it more. It stuck together, but did not bake well at all. I was disappointed in the outcome of this recipe

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Lauren! If the dough is crumbly before, it’s probably because the butter wasn’t soft or you didn’t cream it enough. Continue to mix with your mixer until the dough is smooth. Hope this helps. Let me know!

  3. I just made these tonight and they are delicious! I bought the pumpkin spice kisses a few weeks ago and honestly wasn’t a huge fan. I thought they were overpowering on their own..but I think the cookie balances out the flavor!

    I was just sad the recipe only made 1 dozen, I will definitely make more next time!

    Thanks for the great idea!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi Rebecca! Yes! I am so glad you loved them! You know, I agree with you about those kisses… I also thought they were too overpowering on their own and that is why I’ve been throwing them in my pumpkin spice lattes! And these cookies, of course. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    After seeing this on pinterest, I got me some caramel kisses, can’t wait to bake them. They look so good and festive.

  5. Saw your post on Triberr…I’ve haven’t seen these Kisses here.

    This recipe sounds yummy and worth doing more time on the treadmill :). Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Thanks, Corina!! Yes, these cookies are definitely worth those 15 extra minutes on the treadmill! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. *Love* pumpkin spice kisses. (I literally hoard bags of them like a squirrel stashes nuts.) Bookmarked!!

  7. We have tried every Hershey Kiss under the sun but not Pumpkin Spice! And I am not into plain sugar cookies either. I am aiming to bake more this winter so this is on my list-thank you!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    I discovered those Kisses last year – so good. I’ll take a dozen of these cookies, please!

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    Christiane ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    Why have I not seen these kisses??? I must find them, asap. Your cookies look fantastic.

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