Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies and Cookies for Kids’ Cancer
This is the second year for the Valentine’s Day event for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer! I have teamed up with a group of my food blogger friends to share Valentine’s Day inspired recipes to help raise funds for pediatric cancer. We want to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!
One of my love languages is baking so I was really blessed that I could help raise awareness of pediatric cancer and help raise funds for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer by sharing a Valentine’s Day recipe with you. This recipe for Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies is inspired by my children.
My kids love it when I bake, especially something chocolate. This year for our annual Christmas cookie decorating party we made gluten-free Christmas Sugar Blossom Cookies. They had so much fun making them with their friends, especially rolling them in all of the different sprinkles. I thought what a better way to celebrate my love for my kids and Valentine’s Day but to make a chocolate version of one of their favorite cookies, sprinkles and all.
My heart is my children and I could not think of a more worthy cause to help support than pediatric cancer treatment research and awareness.
Thanks to many of you, we have already reached our goal of $3000, but you can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!
Below the recipe is a list of the amazing bloggers that are participating in this event for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. There are even a few more gluten-free recipes, so keep an eye out for them.
Just a note: I’m not receiving any money from sponsors or anyone for this event. All money raised is going to directly to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit organization. CK4C is a 501(3)(c) charity and your donation is tax deductible.
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies & Cookies for Kids' Cancer
- 1 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour I like Pillsbury gluten-free
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum leave out if your flour already has it
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 egg yolk at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- gluten-free sprinkles optional
- 26 Hershey’s Kisses unwrapped
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it), cocoa powder, and salt.
In a large bowl cream the butter on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the sugar and brown sugar and beat until creamed, about 2 minutes.
Add the egg yolk, milk, and pure vanilla extract, and beat on high speed until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl if needed.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined.
Pour the gluten-free sprinkles into a small bowl.
Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. (I used a cookie scoop.)
Roll cookie dough ball in the sprinkles and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. (Please watch your cookies because every oven is different.)
As soon as you bring the cookies out of the oven place the unwrapped Hersey Kisses in the center of each cookie.
Allow to cool completely or the Hersey Kisses will flatten.
Store in an airtight container.
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Cookies For Kids Cancer event sponsored by The Little Kitchen
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