Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies are absolutely amazing! The chocolate & peppermint combo is simply PERFECT! Great for the holidays' season and the cookie swaps!
Keyword Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 9minutes
Total Time 25minutes
Sheet pan or baking sheet
A cookie scoop
Measuring cups and spoons
1¾cup (210g)all-purpose flour
¼ cup (25g)unsweetend cocoa powder
½cup (113g)butter1 stick - softened
½cupgranulated sugarPlus, a little more for rolling cookies into
½cuplight brown sugar
1 largeeggat room temperature
1teaspoonpure vanilla extract
½cupsemi-sweet chocolate chipsmelted
32Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Line sheet pans with silicone liners or parchment paper.
Start by sifting the flour, baking powder, cacao powder and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
In a separate large bowl, using a mixer, cream together the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy – about 2 minutes on medium-high speed. Then, add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix just until smooth and combined.
Melt the chocolate chips and add to the wet ingredients. Beat until well combined.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat on low just until no large lumps of dry ingredients remain.
Scoop out dough using a small cookie scoop and roll using your palms to create even balls. Then, roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on the parchment lined baking sheets, about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 9 minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through the cooking time. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3-5 minutes on the baking tray.
Unwrap the Candy Cane Kisses. Press one peppermint chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. This will make the cookie crack a little, but that's totally fine. Allow to cool completely then serve this deliciousness. Enjoy!
Vanilla extract can be substituted with peppermint extract. But make sure to use peppermint and not mint extract.
Chocolatechips can be substituted with chocolatechunks.
You can find Hershey's Candy Cane Kissesonly during the holiday's season. So if you wish to make this recipe during other seasons, you need to plan ahead and buy a few bags of candy cane kisses to store in your pantry.
If cookie dough gets warm while rolling it into cookie dough balls, it’s better to chill the dough before continuing working with it.
Using a cookie scoop ensures uniform cookies every time you make them.
Feel free to add any of your favorite additions to the cookie dough, such as hazelnuts, walnuts, espresso or coffee powder.