Hugs and Kisses from Hershey’s for Valentine’s Day Delights!

With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, I’ve had sweet treats on my mind more often than usual. To be fair, it’s not entirely my fault! A quick trip to the grocery store for eggs and oranges and I can’t help but walk right into a gigantic display of heart-shaped candy collections and special red and pink bags of candy favorites. And it was on my last trip that I grabbed a bag of Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s Hugs. I wasn’t quite sure as of Sunday what I was going to do with them, but I just figured it out and have to share!

Originally, I was planning on making these heart-shaped Hershey’s Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies I came across on Food.com. With 5 stars from 21 reviews, it seemed like a no-brainer! Plus, hearts are cute, perfect for Valentine’s Day, and I already have a heart cookie cutter. I could cinch one Hershey’s Kiss topped cookie in a pretty bag alongside a Hershey’s Hug topped cookie, and all my friends could get a peanut buttery hug and kiss from me come Valentine’s Day. Yeah, I thought I was pretty clever, until my cleverness gears kicked it up a notch and I thought of something even cuter!

I’m still going to follow the peanut butter cookie recipe, and I’m still going to use my Hershey’s Hugs and Kisses, and I’m still going to cinch one of each in a pretty bag, tie it with a red ribbon, and gift them to friends and family. But they won’t be heart-shaped cookies, oh no! The cookies topped with Kisses will be shaped like lips, with a Hershey’s Kiss smack dab in the middle of each. And the cookies topped with hugs? Those I will make with my gingerbread man cookie cutter, who looks as though his arms are stretched wide ready for a big ol’ snuggly hug! Super de duper cute, right? I thought so, too. 🙂

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