Easy Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies are easily made with Hershey’s Kisses and vanilla wafers. They are the perfect fall treat that looks so cute on a fall-themed cupcake.

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Hershey’s Kisses Acorn Cookies

This fall treat is one of the easiest to make and so much fun on display. Everyone will ooh and aah over these simple fall cookies. I love the kind of holiday treats that look like you’ve slaved away in the kitchen when in fact, you only spent minutes to make them like these Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Covered Marshmallows, Easy to Make Owl Cupcakes, and Turkey Hot Chocolate Spoons.

What You’ll Love About These Acorn Cookies

  • Easy to make with only a few ingredients
  • These taste good and can be customized to your tastes
  • The total time to make one dozen is only a few minutes
  • They look so cute displayed on a platter or on a cupcake
  • The kids can help make these cute fall cookies
  • This fun cookie can be a dessert or a snack for the kids

Ingredients You’ll Need

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  • Hershey Kisses – These chocolate candies are the perfect shape for your acorn cookies
  • Frosting – I used white frosting, but next time I would use chocolate frosting to keep up with the chocolate theme going on in these acorn cookies
  • Butterscotch chips, milk chocolate chips, or semi-sweet chocolate chips – These will be used as your acorn stem.

How to Make Acorn Cookies

  • Unwrap the Hershey’s Kisses
  • Spread frosting on the bottom of the Kiss
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  • Turn the vanilla wafer upside down and place the Hershey’s Kiss on the flat side of the cookie directly in the center
  • Spread frosting on the bottom of the butterscotch chip and place it on the top of the vanilla wafer – in the center
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Expert Tips

Hershey’s Kisses are made from milk chocolate, which starts to melt from your body heat once you pick them up. Try not to handle the kisses too much and move quickly during this step.


Melt the butterscotch chips to use as glue for the chocolate Hershey’s Kisses and the cookie and glue the butterscotch chip to the top of the wafer

Use peanut butter sandwich cookies as the top of the acorn cookie in place of the vanilla wafer for a peanut butter acorn cookie

Use melted chocolate to glue the chocolate kiss to the cookie and to glue the chocolate chip or butterscotch chip on to of the cookies.

A peanut butter chip would also make a delicious stem for your cookie

Use other seasonal Hershey’sKisses flavors like Hershey’s Kisses with Almonds

Turn your acorn cookies into a fall cupcake dessert by spreading vanilla or chocolate frosting onto a cupcake, some fall-colored sprinkles, and your acorn cookie topper

Acorn Cookie Cupcake

Melting Chocolate

If you decide to use melted chocolate in your acorn cookie then use a microwave safe bowl to melt the chocolate. Melt in short bursts like 30 seconds up to 1 minute and 30 seconds. Each time, stir the chocolate to see if is smooth enough to use


Can the Kids Make Acorn Cookies?

Yes! There is no baking, and acorn cookies are easy to make. The perfect fall food craft for kids to make.


Store cookies at room temperature in an air-tight container for up to two weeks

To Freeze: Place cookies in a freezer safe bag and freeze for up to three months

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    Printable Instructions for Acorn Cookies

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    Easy Acorn Cookies

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    Course: Snack
    Cuisine: American
    Prep Time: 3 minutes
    Cook Time: 0 minutes
    making: 5 minutes
    Servings: 12 servings
    Calories: 53cal
    Author: Melissa Haines
    Cost: $5


    • 12 Hershey Kiss
    • 1 oz. Frosting Chocolate would be perfect for this recipe.
    • 12 Butterscotch chips milk chocolate chips, or semi-sweet chocolate chips


    • Unwrap the Hershey's Kisses
    • Spread frosting on the bottom of the Kiss
    • Turn the vanilla wafer upside down and place the Hershey's Kiss in the center of the cookie
    • Spread frosting on the bottom of the butterscotch chip and place it on the top of the vanilla wafer – in the center


    nutrition facts are only an estimate 


    Calories: 53cal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.05mg

     ~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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