Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

These Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies are dark chocolate cookies with a candy cane Hershey’s kiss hiding inside! 

Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

Sister cookies to my Peanut Butter Surprise Kiss Cookies, these Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies are filled with a little extra holiday cheer, the best Christmas kiss in town – Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses!

Unsuspecting tasters will be pleasantly surprised when they are met with the sweet kiss of white chocolate and candy cane. Baked with the kiss on the inside and a sweet sugar coating on the outside they will be the talk of your next Christmas cookie exchange!

Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

What You Will Need To Make Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

 

Unsalted Butter

White Sugar

Eggs

Vanilla Extract

White Flour

Dark Chocolate Cocoa Powder

Salt

Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses

Baking Sheet

Parchment Paper

Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

TIPS FOR MAKING Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

 

Ideally you will want to refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour. If you end up making the dough farther in advance, that’s ok, just take it out about 30 minutes before you want to start making the cookies so it will soften a bit.

Unwrap the kisses prior to starting to work with the dough. Your hands will be a sticky mess and it will be hard to open them as you’re working.

Use clean hands to work the dough and wrap it around the kiss. It takes a little bit of work to get the kiss fully covered inside the dough and the dough rolled into a clean ball. Just keep working it!

The recipe should make about 18 cookies, that will obviously depend on the size of your cookie balls. They are meant to be just a bit larger than the kiss to make sure it is covered and doesn’t ooze out of the cookie when baked.

Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

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Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies


  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x

Description

These Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies are dark chocolate cookies with a candy cane Hershey’s kiss hiding inside! 


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Ingredients

12 tbsp unsalted butter (1.5 sticks), room temperature

3/4 cup white sugar, divided

2 large eggs, room temperature

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup white all-purpose flour

3/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder

1/4 tsp salt

18 Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped


Instructions

Add the butter to the bowl of your electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment

Beat on high until smooth

Add 1/2 cup white sugar, beat until fluffy

Add eggs 1 at a time, beat

Add vanilla extract, mix

In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and salt

Slowly add the dry ingredient mixture to the mixing bowl, mix until fully combined

Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day

While the dough is refrigerating take the Candy Cane Kisses out of their wrappers

Preheat the oven to 375°F

Remove the dough from the refrigerator when ready

Pour the remaining 1/4 cup white sugar into a shallow bowl

Using clean hands form the dough into equal sized balls

Work each dough ball around a candy cane kiss, making sure it is completely covered in dough

Once the kiss is fully covered, roll the dough balls until the outsides are smooth

Roll each ball in the sugar to coat

Place dough balls on parchment lined baking sheet

Bake for 12-15 minutes

Cool and enjoy


Notes

The cookies will stay fresh covered at room temperature up to 3 days, in the refrigerator up to 1 week and in the freezer up to 3 months.

  • Category: cookies

Keywords: #christmascookies, #chocolatecookies, #surprisekiss, #hersheykiss

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Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

If you make these Christmas Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies let me know how you like them! Leave a star rating and comment here! If you snap a photo, I’d love to see it – share it over on Instagram and tag me @sprinklesandseasalt!

 

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