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Chocolate Peppermint Surprise Kiss Cookies

  • Author: Sprinkles and Sea Salt
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 mins
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x


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



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


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


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.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 min.
  • Category: cookies

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