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Hershey's Kiss Snowball Cookies

Hershey's Kiss Snowball Cookies are a classic Christmas dessert recipe to make during the holidays. These snowball surprises are stuffed with a chocolate kiss in the center surrounded by pecan shortbread cookie dough and rolled in powdered sugar to give it that classic snowball look. An easy Christmas cookie tray recipe that everyone will love.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate kiss cookies, hershey snowballs, snowball suprises
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 240kcal


  • 1 cup butter, softened 2 sticks
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp pure vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • cups pecans 1⅓ cup finely ground/chopped
  • 26 chocolate Hershey kisses
  • 2 cups powdered sugar to dust


  • Cream butter, powdered sugar, and sugar until light and fluffy; about 4 minutes.
  • Beat in vanilla extract, and salt, wiping down the sides of the bowl with a spatula as you go.
  • With mixer on low, slowly add flour until incorporated.
  • Mix in ground pecans. Turn mixer to high for 2-3 seconds to fully incorporate.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Scoop 1½ tbsp cookie dough. Split the ball in half and add a chocolate kiss to the center.
  • Roll the dough between the hands until smooth.
  • Place 1½ inches apart on cookie sheet.
  • Bake in oven for 15-18 minutes.
  • Transfer to rack once cool.
  • Roll balls in powdered sugar.


Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 223IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg