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Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Your new favorite holiday cookie! These chewy chocolate peppermint cookies place candy cane kisses on top of a fudgy chocolate brownie cookie base to create the ultimate Christmas cookie recipe.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Inactive Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 50 Cookies
Calories 121 kcal


  • 1 C salted butter softened
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 C brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¾ C cocoa powder
  • 2 + ¼ C all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ C red decorating sugar for rolling
  • ¼ C granulated sugar for rolling
  • 1 package Hershey's candy cane kisses


  • In a large bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer), beat together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamed (a uniform, light, and fluffy mixture).
  • Add in eggs and vanilla and stir until incorporated.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients (baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour) and stir until a uniform dough has been created.
  • Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.*
  • Place additional granulated (or mix of red decorating and granulated sugar) into a bowl.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon sized portions of dough into your hand and roll into a ball. Roll each dough ball in the sugar and place 2-inches apart on a baking sheet.*
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-10 minutes.
  • Immediately after removing from the oven, gently push a peppermint kiss cookie into the center of each cookie.
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!
  • Store cookies in an air-tight container.


*Chill time noted is a minimum, you can chill these cookies overnight if desired. Do what works best for your schedule.
*Using a small-sized cookie scoop can help you to create equal-sized cookies.


Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 1gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 75mgPotassium: 35mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 123IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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