Nutella Caramel Kisses

Nutella Caramel Kisses
Nutella Caramel Kisses are just like Peanut Butter Blossoms, but with nutella in the dough and caramel hershey kisses on top.

Dreamy. And delicious.

Nutella Caramel Kisses
Bring this cookie to your next holiday cookie exchange and you will be asked for the recipe. People love nutella, especially in cookie form, with caramel kisses on top.

Nutella Caramel Kisses

Nutella Caramel Kisses

Yield: about 3 dozen


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 & 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  • 36 Caramel Hershey Kisses, unwrapped (you may have several leftover for eating!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat shortening and nutella.
  3. Add the 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until combined.
  4. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla.
  5. Beat in the flour.
  6. Scoop out the dough using the tablespoon, split that dough in half and roll it into 2 balls.
  7. Roll the balls in the granulated sugar and place on a cookie sheet, 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Bake until the edges are set, about 8-10 minutes.
  9. Let the cookies cool for 4-5 minutes before pressing the caramel kisses into the middle of the cookies.
  10. To prevent the kisses from melting on the cookies, put them in the refrigerator right after adding them.

Recipe adapted from Something Swanky.

Nutella Caramel Kisses

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30 Responses to “Nutella Caramel Kisses”

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet — December 12, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I just went through a whole bag of these kisses! They are so good! These cookies look delicious!

    • The First Year Blog — December 12, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Haha, I think I am guilty of eating the leftovers :-)

  2. Maria — December 12, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I love the twist on peanut butter blossoms! These cookies sound soooo good!!!!

    • The First Year Blog — December 12, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      I will email you some!

  3. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — December 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Ok, this sounds absolutely amazing. Love that you used nutella in the dough, and I love anything with caramel in it. Pinning for sure! Great recipe Beth!

    • The First Year Blog — December 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      As always I love having you come by Krista!

  4. adashofsanity — December 12, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Thanks for linking up to the party. Loved having you at Eat. Create. Party. Hope to see you next week. xoxo San

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Thanks for coming by San!

  5. BrunchTimeBaker — December 13, 2013 at 10:24 am

    What a Great Idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 5:15 pm

      Thank YOU for coming by!

  6. Joanne/WineLady Cooks — December 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Your cookies look and sound so delicious. I don’t know where I’ve been lately, it’s definitely NOT in the candy aisle or I would have known about these caramel kisses. I’m sending Grampy out to buy a bag of these kisses so I can make the cookies.

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Haha I love it! I hope you get them soon!

  7. A Tablespoon of Liz — December 13, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    YUM, these look amazing. I’m not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies, but these types of cookies are so fun and easy to make, and so popular around the holidays. I love the spin you took on it, Nutella is one of my favorite things, like ever. I also love the caramel kisses!

    • The First Year Blog — December 13, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      I knew I would draw in the nutella lovers!

  8. lizwaterson — December 14, 2013 at 12:28 am

    Yes, people do love nutella. But I LOOOOOVe caramel so I would conquer a whole batch of these cookies- hello get in ma belly!!

    • The First Year Blog — December 14, 2013 at 8:44 am

      Haha, your funny Liz!

  9. G’day! One word Beth? YUM!
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Christmas Cookie Exchange
    Cheers! Joanne

  10. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama — December 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    So these look pretty much perfect! You can’t go wrong with Nutella and Hershey’s Caramel Kisses in my book. ;)
    Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week- Pinned & sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — December 16, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Thank you Carrie! Happy Monday!

  11. mommyondemand — December 16, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I must make these soon!! Thanks for taking the time to come over and link up! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

  12. Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie — December 19, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Thank you for sharing this great recipe at The Pin Junkie! It was featured in this week’s holiday dessert roundup. Please stop by to grab a featured button and be sure to join the party tonight at 7:00 MST to share your best projects and another chance to be featured on The Pin Junkie! Wishing you very happy holidays!

  13. cynthial1956 — December 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Nutella makes everything ten times better. I’ll have to try this version! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

    • The First Year Blog — December 22, 2013 at 8:58 am

      Everyone sure does love nutella!

  14. Andrea @ This Pug Life — December 25, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Oh wow, what a brilliant spin on a classic! Yum!

    • The First Year Blog — December 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

      Thank you Andrea!

  15. Britni Newton Vigil — January 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Oh Beth these look fantastic! Definitely pinning to try soon. Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party! Hope to see you again Thursday at 7PM.

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    • The First Year Blog — January 2, 2014 at 7:29 am

      Good thing you reminded me – my days are all mixed up!


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