Fiesta Fudge Cookies {Recipe Swap}

I love getting mail so I joined White Lights on Wednesday for a Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap. It was pretty much the easiest swap ever. We just had to pick our favorite Christmas cookie recipe and snail mail it to our partner, then make the recipe we received. I was a little nervous because mine came late but I scrambled and got these made. Lucky for me, these Fiesta Fudge Cookies are one of the simplest cookies I've ever made. Only a few ingredients and you don't even need a mixer.
I sent a recipe over to Megan of Arts and Crafts Home and Suzy at Not a Fertile Myrtle shared the Fiesta Fudge Cookie recipe with me.

It's not often that I make a recipe off a recipe card without looking at the picture. So, halfway through making these, it dawned on me that I was putting the Hershey kisses in upside down. Oops. I think they're kinda cute that way. I also stuffed about 10 of them with dark chocolate Reese's peanut butter cups because it seemed like a good idea. It was.

I'm sending these off to work with the Mr. because I don't need 40+ cookies laying around, taunting me.
Fiesta Fudge Cookies - Chocolate Cookies with Hershey's Hugs in the centers | Persnickety Plates

Fiesta Fudge Cookies - Chocolate Cookies with Hershey's Hugs in the centers | Persnickety Plates
Thanks for the cute card, Suzy!
 Fiesta Fudge Cookies - Chocolate Cookies with Hershey's Hugs in the centers | Persnickety Plates
Source: Betty Crocker via Not a Fertile Myrtle
Makes: The recipe says 60. Mine made around 40.

1/3 cup butter or margarine
6 oz unsweetened chocolate
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Hershey Hugs, unwrapped (I noticed they also have candy cane flavored kisses. Those might be cute)

Heat oven to 350°F. 

In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter and chocolate on High 1 minute. Stir; microwave on High 1 minute longer or until butter is melted and chocolate can be stirred smooth.

Stir condensed milk into chocolate mixture. 

Stir in cookie mix and cinnamon until well blended.

Using 1 level tablespoonful of dough for each cookie, shape into 60 balls (40 in my case). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets (I used my Silpats).

Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until edges lose their shiny look (do not overbake). Immediately press 1 candy into center of each cookie. 
  • Cool cookies on cookie sheet 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. To get candy to spread slightly on top of cookie, tap edge of each cookie lightly. Cool completely. Store covered at room temperature.


  1. I think the cookies look delicious even if the Hershey Kisses were put in upside down. The peanut butter cups inside some of the dough sounds like it would be equally as tasty!

  2. I always find some goodness whenever I come here. =) These cookies look absolutely amazing!

  3. I actually love the upside down kisses! It makes it look like a button.

  4. These look so great! Thanks for joining us in the cookie swap!

  5. These look so yummy! Love an easy cookie!

  6. YUM!!!! These all look amazing!

  7. Ok these look sooo delicious, I love cookies with a soft filling!

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  10. I'm so glad you enjoyed the cookies. Aren't they easy...and super yummy!?!

    Merry Christmas!


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