Kiss Pies, O My!

Kiss-Pies-6There is a cookie exchange party running through my brain, I'm even dreaming about it at night! I know lots of people have heirloom cookie recipes that have been passed down through the generations, secret recipes for the most delectable goodies. I love doing the cookie exchange thing, one where there's about 6 people participating. That way I end up with 6 different varieties while only contributing the work of 1. I think they call that leveraging your friends, but shhh, don't tell anyone I said that. :)

These cute little Kiss Pies will be a huge hit this year. Best part? You don't have to make the dough yourself! Using the ready-made pie crust from the refrigerated section of your grocery store, you're going to truly love this unique but super easy cookie, err pie, recipe!

Here's what you'll need:
1 refrigerated pie crust, thawed
14 Hershey Kisses of choice, Mint Truffle is pictured
1 egg white whisked with 1 Tbsp water
Powdered sugar for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unroll pie dough onto a lightly floured counter top, and let set for about 20 minutes to allow the dough to come to room temperature.
  3. Place 10 kisses around the edges of pie dough, about 2 1/2-3"  apart
  4. Cut out the dough with a juice glass around each kiss.
  5. Fold half of the circle around top of the kiss and seal by pinching closed.
  6. Now fold up the other sides to the tip of the kiss, and press the edges together, forming an x.
  7. Brush the cookie pies with egg white, sprinkle with sugar, and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
  8. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.
  9. DONE!

Talk about the perfect cookie exchange recipe, this one is fun and festive and easy. These would also be great served at a Christmas party or as dessert for Christmas dinner. The possibilities are endless. :) What's your favorite cookie exchange recipe?

Merry cookie baking!


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