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Hello all! Today is National Pumpkin Day, a pretty great day to celebrate indeed. I love pumpkin and look so forward to baking it into all kinds of deliciousness every fall. And sometimes in the Spring, perhaps even in the summer and also in the morning, noon and night. I love it! Truly I do! To celebrate this national food holiday I’ve brought along a new recipe for Pumpkin Kiss Cookies. They are wonderfully soft and flavorful on the outside while being slightly crispy on the outside. The Hershey Kiss pressed into the center gives them a smooth richness that compliments the cookie perfectly. The pumpkin flavor is pretty mild. My kids didn’t believe me when I told them they were pumpkin cookies. They thought them to be the traditional Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies from my archives. If you have kids with a peanut allergy these cookies would be perfect.

Besides the Pumpkin Kiss Cookie recipe (you will find below), several of my blogging friends have put together amazing pumpkin recipes to share with you as well. You can see their links, plus a handfull of links to pumpkin recipes from my archives, all at the end of this post.

It is National Pumpkin Day, after all! Might as well celebrate big, yes? Why share one pumpkin recipe, when a person like me could share 29. 🙂 Hope you enjoy!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies at Jamie Cooks It Up!

Pumpkin Kiss Cookies

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 60-70 cookies


1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 C butter flavored shortening
1 C sugar
1/2 C brown sugar
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 C pumpkin puree
4 C flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
additional sugar for rolling
60-70 Hershey Kisses


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
2. In your stand mixer, or large mixing bowl beat the butter and shortening together for 2 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula and add the sugar and brown sugar. Cream together for 2 minutes.
3. Add the egg and mix until well combined.
4. Add the vanilla and pumpkin and mix until combined.
5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
6. Pour the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture and mix just until combined.
7. Scoop the dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in sugar.
8. Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until the top of the cookies are cracked. Remove the pan from the oven immediately press a hershey kiss into the center of each one. Leave the cookies on the hot pan, allowing the to finish cooking.
Serve and enjoy!

Recipe slightly adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

29 Pumpkin Recipes for Celebrating Food

Pumpkin Bread from Ashlee Marie
White Chocolate Pumpkin Fudge from Cupcake Diaries
Pumpkin Pudding Cake from Butter with a Side of Bread
Pumpkin Pasta Alfredo from Tried and Tasty
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits from Like Mother Like Daughter
White Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies from Creations By Kara
Pumpkin Brown Sugar Pecan Pancakes from Real Mom Kitchen
Pumpkin Bran Muffins from Healthy Food Happy Life
More Pumpkin Recipes from my archives…

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
Melt in Your Mouth Soft Frosted Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Mousse Cupcakes
Pumpkin Spice Muddy Buddies
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Filling
Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice
Creamy Pumpkin Chiffon Pie
Pumpkin Fudge
Pumpkin Crunch Cake

…and a few more from friends…

Pumpkin Risotto from Ashlee Marie
Pumpkin Rice Krispies from Ashlee Marie
Pumpkin Banana Cake from Cupcake Diaries
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins from Cupcake Diaries
Glazed Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls from Butter with a Side of Bread
Three Ingredient Pumpkin Dip from Tried and Tasty
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from Like Mother Like Daughter
Pumpkin Chili from Like Mother Like Daughter
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Creations By Kara
Pumpkin Cake with Caramel Cider Sauce from Real Mom Kitchen
Moist Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Real Mom Kitchen

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