Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cups


 These peanut butter cookie cups are super fun with pumpkin spice Hershey’s Kisses added to them.  Perfect dessert for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or just because!

These peanut butter cookie cups are super fun with pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses added to them. Perfect dessert for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas or just because!

Happy official start of fall…. even though you’ve been seeing pumpkin and apple recipes galore for about a month now!  It sure doesn’t feel like fall here this week – this week’s weather looks better than 3/4 of our summer was. Ha!  And no doubt I’m going to savor every last drop of summer weather that I can get.

  Nothing says fall flavor like Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses candies! Their beautiful brown and orange foils make them a perfect addition to Halloween parties and harvest-themed candy dishes.  They are every bit as good as you may think and they were the perfect addition to these mini cookie cups.

Are you a fan of pumpkin-flavored desserts?  Full disclosure: I never really liked pumpkin until just this past year.  I just decided I didn’t like it and so I always passed on pumpkin desserts of any kind.  Then I slowly realized I did like it somewhat….a little bit more than somewhat.  It just has to be in the right kind of dessert.  I still can’t be bothered with pumpkin pie or anything too hard core like that.  Maybe someday my taste buds will adapt to that, as well!

These peanut butter cookie cups are super fun with pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses added to them. Kids of all ages will love this fall dessert.

These Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cups are the perfect way to use those Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses and get your peanut butter cookie fix in all at the same time!  Kids will love these.

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cups
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Serves: 24
These peanut butter cookie cups are super fun with pumpkin spice Hershey's Kisses added to them. Kids of all ages will love this fall treat.
  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups bread flour {or all-purpose flour}
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 24 Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Beat together butter, sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
  4. Add peanut butter and mix just until blended.
  5. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  7. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture, just until blended.
  8. Roll out your cookie dough into balls. {The size of each ball will depend on how big you want your cookie cups. I did about 1-inch ones}
  9. Place one ball into each of the 24 muffin cups.
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden. Unwrap Hershey's Kisses while cookies are baking.
  11. Immediately press one pumpkin spice Hershey's Kiss into the center of each cookie cup. Allow to cool about 5 minutes, remove cookies from pan and let cool completely on rack.

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34 Responses to “Pumpkin Spice Cookie Cups”

  1. September 24, 2014 at 4:58 AM #

    These are so cute, perfect for the fall 🙂

    • September 24, 2014 at 1:42 PM #

      awww thanks Johlene!

  2. September 24, 2014 at 8:22 AM #

    Yes! Time for the Pumpkin Spice Kisses! I look forward to these every year.

  3. September 24, 2014 at 8:25 AM #

    These are so perfect for fall! I need to get my hands on some of those pumpkin spices kisses!

  4. September 24, 2014 at 8:44 AM #

    Yay! I was hoping you’d make a pumpkin version this fall! Can’t wait for the peppermint/gingerbread one this winter! (no pressure or anything… ha!) 🙂

    • September 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM #

      Now THAT is a great idea!!!

  5. September 24, 2014 at 9:21 AM #

    Haha, seriously I think we shared the same brain today 🙂 Love your cookie cups!!

  6. September 24, 2014 at 9:26 AM #

    Lovely cookies and so chewy I bet… I made your apple butter the other day and it was gorgeous. Our family loved it and I like it my oatmeal. I know strange but so very good.

    • September 24, 2014 at 1:41 PM #

      Not strange at all!! I’m so glad you made it and loved it! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

  7. September 24, 2014 at 9:35 AM #

    These sound awesome! I love peanut butter blossoms with chocolate, so I am sure they are awesome with the pumpkin spice kisses!

  8. September 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM #

    Oooohhhh….I have to find a bag of those kisses! These are so much fun, and a great treat to send to school with the kids.

  9. September 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM #

    I had no idea Hershey’s makes pumpkin spice kisses! What a great use of them! 🙂

    • September 24, 2014 at 1:40 PM #

      You should look for them – they are too good!!

  10. September 24, 2014 at 2:23 PM #

    Pumpkin spice hershey’s kisses? Sold! And in a cookie? genius!

  11. September 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM #

    I love pumpkin desserts! But I am actually loving the fact that there is peanut butter in them too! Yum!

  12. September 24, 2014 at 3:10 PM #

    Wow. I didn’t know Hershey made a pumpkin spice kiss!! It’s on my shopping list for tomorrow. I can think of all kinds of goodies to use these in!

  13. September 24, 2014 at 4:57 PM #

    I haven’t tried the pumpkin spice kisses yet…that has to change ASAP!

  14. September 24, 2014 at 8:19 PM #

    I love cookie cups! They are so fun! Especially with the pumpkin kisses and the peanut butter!

  15. September 25, 2014 at 3:22 AM #

    delicious cookie cups especially with pumpkin….it must taste so moist and perfect for welcoming autumn,thanks 🙂

  16. Lora @cakeduchess
    September 25, 2014 at 6:37 AM #

    I always forget to look for the pumpkin kisses…my kids would be thrilled if we baked this together-so much fun for fall!

  17. September 25, 2014 at 11:12 AM #

    ADORABLE!!! I am so glad you conquered your pumpkin aversion – these are too cute and scrumptious! Now I need to find and try some of those Pumpkin Spice Hershey’s Kisses…

  18. September 25, 2014 at 1:54 PM #

    These sound amazing! Too cute!

  19. September 25, 2014 at 1:55 PM #

    We didn’t get any “Fall Weather” until Tuesday and then BAM it was cold. So weird! Sunday it was hot as hell and Tuesday I was freezing! I love pumpkin pie but didn’t love it until like 4 years ago lol.

  20. September 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM #

    These are just perfect for fall! I’m pumpkin obsessed; adding it to EVERYTHING! I’d fill these with caramel and pecans, by the way. Just ’cause…

  21. September 25, 2014 at 3:04 PM #

    I just found pumpkin spice baking chips. I’m so excited to use them. The thing with liking/not liking pumpkin is, it doesn’t taste like much. It’s more the spices we all like. The cookie cups are gorgeous as usual!

  22. September 26, 2014 at 2:23 AM #

    Oh, I haven’t tried the Pumpkin Spice Kisses. I need to change that immediately!!!

  23. September 26, 2014 at 3:34 PM #

    I think I’d eat the whole batch in a day! These look delicious and I love making festive cookies. Have a lovely weekend. 🙂

  24. September 26, 2014 at 4:17 PM #

    These look so fun and delicious!

  25. September 29, 2014 at 10:33 PM #

    I love these little cookie cups so much! I wish I could have devoured them all! 😉

    • September 30, 2014 at 1:43 AM #

      Thank you, Jocelyn!!

  26. September 30, 2014 at 9:18 PM #

    Aww these cookies cups are gorgeous! I have never tried to make cookie cups before but they have gone straight to the top of the to-do list now!


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