Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Unwrap your Hershey Kisses. (This is a great job for your kids.)
Melt your butter. Combine the mix, 1/4 cup of hot water, and 2 T melted butter. Add one cup pumpkin and combine. Gradually add 7/8 cup of flour. I mixed all this by hand.
Lightly flour your hands, and roll your mix into approximately 1-inch balls. The dough is sticky and I had to re-flour my hands each time. Lightly flour your thumb and press into the center of each cookie.
Bake for 10 minutes. Immediately insert the Hershey Kisses into the thumbprint indentation in each cookie. When they have cooled, store cookies in an airtight container.