This year for Valentine’s Day I decided to try my hand at “blossom cookies.” Blossom cookies are soft cookies with a Hershey Kiss placed in the center. The most common type I’ve heard of are peanut butter blossoms, but there are all sorts of varieties! For Christmas this year, I tried out the recipe for Candy Cane Blossom Cookies from the Hershey website. They were really easy to make, and incredibly delicious! I decided to change up the recipe a bit and use pink sprinkles in the spirit of Valentine’s Day! I call them “Hug and Kiss blossoms” because I used both Hershey Hugs and Hershey Kisses.
You can download a copy of the recipe here: Valentine’s Day Blossom Cookies Recipe.
As you can see below, the cookies look adorable, and taste amazing!
These Valentine’s Day Cookies are very easy to make as well. They only require a few ingredients, and you don’t even need a cookie cutter! The cookie dough is rolled into balls, then rolled in colored sugar or sprinkles before being placed on a baking tray. The original recipe called for an ungreased baking sheet, but I always like to line mine with parchment paper to avoid any sticking. Parchment paper also allows for an easy cleanup. The cookies haven’t even gone into the oven yet, and they already look festive!
After about 8-10 minutes of baking, the balls of dough will have expended and flattened into slightly puffy cookies. Don’t get too impatient yet – you’ll need to leave them on the tray to cool for about 3 minutes before placing a Hershey Kiss or Hershey Hug in the centre of each cookie. If you don’t wait long enough, the entire chocolate will melt and the point will start to collapse.
If you are using white chocolate (Hershey Hugs), you’ll want to wait a few minutes longer for the cookies to cool. I found that the white chocolate melted more quickly, even though I placed it on at the same time as the milk chocolate. You can see from the picture below that the white chocolate near the front is already starting to collapse.
After all of the chocolates have been placed you can transfer the cookies to a rack to cool, and then store. The cookies above are baked to perfection – they’re chewy and sweet, with just a hint of chocolate! Yum!
I experimented with these cookies and tried using Valentine’s Day heart sprinkles on some of the cookies. You have to press a bit harder when rolling the dough in the sprinkles to get them to stick, but it worked fairly well. I think I still prefer the plain pink sprinkles, but the Valentine’s Day themed ones are quite cute as well! What do you think?
Be sure to check out my YouTube video below documenting the process of making these Valentine’s Day Cookies. Don’t forget to leave me a comment and to subscribe to my channel!