You will love these Hugs and Kisses Cookies. I call this a semi - homemade recipe. This is my go-to cookie recipe that’s easy enough for a weeknight dessert and great to bring along for large crowds too.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and have 3 cookie sheets ready, lined with parchment paper; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, add the whole tube of the cookie dough along with the flour, powdered sugar, cinnamon and the extract. Mix well with clean hands or a wooden spoon. When all mixed, chill dough in fridge for about 10 minutes. Remove from fridge and roll up into 48 little balls of dough; about a teaspoon or so each. Place on cookie sheets. Bake about 9-10 minutes on the middle rack. After 5 minutes, turn the pan around for even baking. Remember, we always bake one cookie sheet at a time. Cookies will be done when they are puffed up, set in the center, and the bottom is light brown. Transfer cookie sheet to cooling rack and gently press a mini kiss in the center of each cookie. Cool for about 3-5 minutes. After that, you can slide the parchment paper off the cookie sheet onto the cooling rack and let the cookies firm and set. Repeat steps 5 through 7 until all of the cookies are done. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar lightly over each cookie. Enjoy!