Hershey Mint Kiss Cookie Cups {Christmas Cookie recipe}

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Hershey Mint Kiss Cookie Cups- these cute little cookie cups are loaded with chocolate mint flavor, and look so pretty. Perfect for Christmas! These chocolate mint kiss cookie cups are perfect for Christmas!

Baking Christmas cookies is one of my favorite things this time of year. We have a few favorites, but I also like coming up with new recipes every year. I think peppermint just screams Christmas, so every year I bake at least one cookie recipe that involves peppermint. And chocolate of course!

This year I wanted to come up with a way to use the Hershey’s kisses that only come out for the holiday season. The mint truffle kisses are my favorite! I buy several bags and freeze them so I can enjoy them all year long. Do any of you do that with your favorite candy? Welcome to the hoarders club. πŸ™‚Recipe for chocolate mint cookie cups with Hersheys mint kisses. So good! Anywho, back to the cookie recipe. I experimented a few times with the cookie dough recipe, and finally found a winner. These taste amazing, and they look so pretty on a cookie tray. I made some of each.

The ones with the candy cane Hershey kisses are the prettiest, but I of course like the mint truffle variety the best. You can use whichever ones you want. Or of course you can use regular kisses instead if that floats your boat. These were gobbled up in minutes, and I was lucky to get a photo of the last five left!

Hershey Mint Kiss Cookie Cups

Yield: 4 dozen

Hershey Mint Kiss Cookie Cups

Hershey Mint Kiss Cookie Cups
Chocolate cookie cups topped with a mint Hershey kiss.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes



  1. Beat together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Stir into creamed mixture.
  3. Chill for an hour to make dough easier to handle. Roll in small balls and place in greased mini muffin pans.
  4. Bake at 350Β° for about 8 minutes. Immediately place an unwrapped Hershey kiss in the middle of each cookie.


I found it much easier to keep the kisses intact if I let the cookies cool in the pan before I removed them.

Here’s a few more chocolate mint cookies that you might enjoy:

Oreo Mint Chocolate Cookies
stack of four mint oreo chocolate cookies

Chocolate Mint Truffle Cookies

Green Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. The baking time was way too long! I even used a light colored mini muffin tin. I would say next time check the cookies between 13-15 minutes and go from there!

  2. How many cookies does this recipe make?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hello, these look awesome and I would like to make them. Can you please tell me if the baking soda measurement is 1/2 of a teaspoon or tablespoon? Thank you!

  4. Made these yesterday and they are yummy, how do you keep the candy cane kisses from melting down, the chocolate ones stayed nice.

    • Hmmm, I’m not exactly sure why they melted down. I did notice with mine that if I tried to remove them too early, the kisses would fall, but if I didn’t bump the pan till they were cool, they were fine.
      One thing you could try is not adding the peppermint kisses till the cookies have cooled down a bit. Let me know if that works!

  5. I just made these tonight for a party tomorrow. I haven’t tasted them yet, but I’m super excited! Thanks for the recipe!

    • These were a big hit!!! I’ve already been asked for the recipe several times–thanks again!

  6. I just bought hershey kisses so now I must make these.

  7. Nice!!
    from Chile


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