Pumpkin kissed brownie surprise cookies

Soft with a rich chocolate taste just like a brownie should be and a melted candy baked inside, these pumpkin kissed brownie surprise cookies are a family favorite

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Halloween is probably my least favorite holiday. Maybe because I’m now a big fan of spider webs or maybe because I was born in Dracula’s country (not too far from his castle).

The only part i like about Halloween is the candy.

On a regular basis if I buy more than 2-3 bags of candy at a time the cashier rise her eyebrow while scanning, starting mid September till actual Halloween day I can buy as many bags of candy as I like and she tells me “kids love candy”

If only she knew none of those 10 bags of candy I just bought are for kids.

I mean, c’mon, you can never have too many Hershey’s kisses, especially the seasonal ones which one day are all over the store the next day there are nowhere to be found.

Two weeks I’ve checked my grocery store and they were out of the Pumpkin Spice kisses, of course I had to stock up when I found some more!

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Last week, while putting together the 100 chocolate recipe list I stumbled upon lots of brownie cookies and there were kinda hard to take them out of my head.

I wanted brownie cookies but in the same time I wanted to use some of the candy.

Decisions, decisions.

Until it hit me, I can hide a candy inside the cookie dough.

It’s not like I’m inventing the wheel or something, others have done it before.

So why can’t I do it too? Of course I can!

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I’ve made these cookie over the weekend and there are all gone, some of them were gone before I even had the chance to take some pictures. (No wonder I don’t blog about dinner meals, my family has sticky fingers).

The cookies are soft with a rich chocolate taste just like a brownie should be and when you bite into it you can a little bit of the melted candy, mmm, now this is what I’m talking about!

Pumpkin kissed brownie surprise cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes

40 minutes

Yield: 27

Pumpkin kissed brownie surprise cookies

A soft chocolaty brownie cookie with a pumpkin spice kiss inside.


  • 1 cup (226 grams) room temperature butter
  • 1 cup (200 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups (330 grams) all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ( 60 grams) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 27-28 Hershey's Kisses


  1. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, scraping the bowl down after each addition.
  3. Slowly add the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and mix until just combined.
  4. With an ice-cream/cookie dough scoop make 27-28 balls (don't make them smaller or you can;t completely hide the candy) and place them on cookie sheets.
  5. Chill for 15-20 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
  6. Meanwhile heat the oven to 375F and unwrap the candy.
  7. Take the cookie balls out of the fridge and press one candy inside each one covering it completely.
  8. Bake for 11 minutes or until tine cracks appear and the cookies are firm to the touch.
  9. Leave to cool slightly on the cookie sheets before removing.
  10. Enjoy!

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  1. says

    It’s so difficult lately to find Hershey Pumpkin Kisses…I think the food blogging community may be behind their disappearance. 😀

    I love these cookies! Who can resist chocolate and pumpkin?!

  2. says

    Of course you can stuff the cookies!! and I am so GLAD you did! These sound wonderful!! Why can’t I find all these different flavored “kisses”?! I have looked…believe me…as soon as I saw your first pumpkin kissed recipe this fall, I was out there looking, but I can’t find them.

  3. says

    I don’t really celebrate Halloween either. I just can’t see spending all of that money on a costume; however, I do like candy and tend to buy more than I need during the season. Hey, you only live once, so I’m going to enjoy candy while I can.

    I can see why you couldn’t get these out of your head; they look amazing. I must make these. Yum!

  4. says

    I would love to see that scene when you buy candy hehe…Halloween is my least favorite holiday too, but kids like it so i go along! :) Now those cooking look like something I would love, and wouldn’t saddle for just one! LOL! Yummy pics as always!

  5. says

    I like the idea of a surprise inside a chocolate cookie and such a pretty one!
    You’ve been baking up a storm Roxana and everything here looks so good;-)

  6. joann brownlee says

    I discovered the pumpkin kisses in early October, but why not have thesa in November also when pumpkin is still for Thanksgiving also. I’m very dissapointed!

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