Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies- with crushed peppermint candies in the dough and a peppermint kiss on top, these yummy cookies are perfect for Christmas!
I shared this recipe at Tatertots and Jello a few weeks ago, but wanted to make sure you didn’t miss it! I am a major fan of anything chocolate and mint, so I love coming up with new recipes that use both flavors. Christmas naturally screams peppermint to me, so I always stock up on the mint kisses that are only available during the holidays. Of course, I don’t save them only for Christmas- I can eat and bake with them all year long!
Last Christmas my mom and I experimented and came up with these Peppermint Kiss Cookies. They have crushed peppermint candies in the dough, and a Hershey Candy Cane Kiss on the top. If you are a fan of mint, you will love these cookies! They are rolled in sugar, so they have a sparkle to them that is so pretty. They are perfect for Christmas cookie trays, or for gift giving. Just make sure that you let them sit for a couple hours before stacking them, or the kisses will melt into pools. Still yummy, but not quite as pretty!
- Cream together the butter and peppermint extract. Beat in the crushed peppermint candies. Add the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt; stir well.
- Chill for 30-60 minutes. Roll in 1” balls, then roll in sugar. Place on silpat lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes. Immediately press a kiss in the middle of each cookie. Cool for several minutes on the pan before removing to cooling racks.
Here are a few more chocolate mint recipes that I love. You might like them too!