Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies

Acorn Cookies

Hello friends! I don’t know about you, but I just can’t believe it’s already November 6th. I feel like the start of summer was just the other day and now winter is knocking on the door. As usual, we have crazy, unpredictable weather here in Colorado. Yesterday it was in the seventies, today it was in the low sixties and tomorrow the high is 35 and we’re expecting 1-2 inches of snow. The nice thing about the weather here is it does change pretty quickly, so if you don’t like it, just hang on and wait it out, because better weather is on the horizon.

Thanksgiving is only a little under 3 weeks away! It falls really early this year on the 23rd so I feel rather unprepared. I thought I would share a fun Thanksgiving treat with you to get you in the mood. These Acorn Cookies are so much fun and easy to make. This would be a really fun treat to make with the kids. I think it’s so important to get the kids in the kitchen and get them excited about cooking, even from a young age. It will serve them well in the future.

One of our girls is really into cooking and the other one isn’t interested at all. I doubt she’ll be hosting Christmas dinner when she has her own family. That’s ok because she’s got plenty of other gifts and talents. Of course I wish she loved cooking as much as I do, but she likes what she likes.

Let’s get onto the good stuff! All you need to make these Acorn Cookies are some Mini Vanilla Wafers, chocolate kisses and chocolate chips.

Acorn Cookie Ingredients

For the kisses and chocolate chips you can use milk chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. I just happen to prefer dark chocolate, so that’s what I use when I make this recipe. You’ll notice that I’m using the Kroger brand of mini vanilla wafers. I find in many cases that the store brand is just as good as the name brand and I’m all about saving money. My grocery store just happened to not have any dark chocolate chips in stock, so I ended up buying the name brand this trip.

Before assembling the Acorn cookies, it’s best to remove all of the Hershey kisses from the wrappers. This will make the cookie preparation go much quicker and easier.

Dark Chocolate Kisses

Take about half of a bag of chocolate chips and place them in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds on high. Remove the bowl and stir the chocolate. Return to the microwave and heat for an additional 30 seconds. Lay a piece of parchment paper out on a cookie sheet and lay the mini vanilla wafers out, rounded side down. Next, place the chocolate in a piping bag with a small round tip. Pipe a small dot of the melted chocolate onto the flat side of each kiss and place on the Vanilla wafers. Gently press down.

Acorn Cookies

Place the cookie sheet into the freezer for 7 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden. Then, use the same procedure to adhere the chocolate chips to the opposite side of the Vanilla wafers. Place them back in the freezer for an additional 7 minutes.

Acorn Cookies

Aren’t they adorable? Serve them with some vanilla bean ice cream for a fun fall snack. Acorn cookies are perfect for Thanksgiving, but I think they can be enjoyed year-round.

I hope you’ll make these fun Acorn Cookies at home and snap a photo and tag #ketchumkitchen on Social Media to share your creations with me.

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Acorn Cookies

Category: Dessert

Acorn Cookies


  • Mini Vanilla Wafers
  • 1 Bag of chocolate chips (dark chocolate or semi-sweet or milk chocolate - whatever your preference)
  • 1 Bag of Hershey Kisses (any variety you choose)
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (optional)


  • In a small bowl, heat up the chocolate chips on high for 30 seconds. Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate. Return to the microwave and heat up for an additional 30 seconds. Stir well and place the melted chocolate in a piping bag with a small, round tip.
  • Remove the Hershey kisses from their wrappers.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet and lay the vanilla wafers out, rounded side down. Place a dot of the melted chocolate onto the flat side of the kisses and gently press down onto the middle of the vanilla wafers.
  • Place the cookies into the freezer for 7 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Follow the same process with the chocolate chips on the opposite side of the wafers.
  • Return the cookies to the freezer for another 7 minutes.
  • Serve with vanilla bean ice cream.
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