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Good Lord above, do I love Christmas cookies. And Christmas. And these Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies because they are everything that a cookie should be! I have a sordid love affair with the combination of mint and chocolate, so these cookies are pretty tops in my books!

Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies
Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Cookies with White Chocolate Peppermint Kisses on Top

This recipe is a great base for plain chocolate cookies. The dough bakes up into chocolate cookies that are soft and chewy, but also can handle additions such as chocolate chips, M&M’s and yes, a peppermint kiss on top. The way these are done right now they are perfect for Christmas, but you can add whatever you want to these – the sky is the limit.

Chocolate Cookie Baking Tips

  • Make sure that you under bake these cookies, so that they are soft and chewy and don’t turn into hockey pucks. When you are baking cookies that have cocoa in them there is a much higher chance of them drying out. You have to watch them carefully and take them out when the edges start to feel solid – check around the 8-9 minute mark and see where they are.
  • You can add a cup of two of chocolate chips, raisins, a cup of nuts, etc to this batter and leave the chocolate kisses off of the top to make other types of chocolate cookies.
  • Make sure when you use the kisses that you press them into the middle of the cookies RIGHT AFTER you take them out of the oven! You need the kiss to melt into the cookie and then harden, which then means that the two are fuse together and the kisses will stay on top.

To store these cookies you can place them into a freezer safe container with a lid and freeze for up to 3 months. You can also prep the dough ( see my instructions in my chocolate chip cookies recipe for freezing cookie dough and cookies),

So happy baking! This is my base chocolate cookie recipe that I use it for my Rolo Cookies that are another Christmas classic, make sure to check out how to make those as well!



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Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies, perfect chewy, fudgy chocolate cookies that are topped with a white chocolate peppermint kiss after baking.

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
12 minutes
Total Time
22 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 36 Hershey's White Chocolate Peppermint Kisses unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 °F.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together completely. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixer bowl with your paddle attachment, beat the sugars & butter until light & fluffy.

  4. Add in the eggs. Beat well, then add in the vanilla.
  5. Add the flour mixture slowly and blend well.
  6. Roll the cookie dough into a 1 inch ball.

  7. Roll the cookie ball in the white sugar. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet at least 1.5 inches apart..

  8. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until slightly under done.

  9. Remove from the oven and immediately press the peppermint kisses into the top of the cookie. Let the cookies cool completely on the sheet, then store in a closed container for up to 3 days on the counter or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Recipe Notes

You can sub in whatever kiss flavour you like with these!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 135kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 118mg, Potassium: 49mg, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 170IU, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.7mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Zimmie l Harris says

    recipes sound good and hopefully I will try soon after my knee replacement surgery on December 11 , 2018.


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