christmas kiss cookies

Christmas Kiss Cookies

These easy to make Christmas Kiss Cookies are sure to be a hit! These soft chocolate cookies are covered with sprinkles and topped with a Hershey’s Kiss!

The holidays are here and everyone seems to be on a mission these days! I absolutely love this time of year as it brings people together and everyone is generally in a cheerier mood right now. That said, it also brings about a bunch of stress as everyone rushes about trying to tick things off their lists.

This year’s Christmas celebration will be different than others and I am trying to wrap my head around that. No matter what your holiday plans look like, there is always room for a delicious cookie and that is just what I have for you today! And boy, is it a good one!

No complicated recipe here. No siree. Ain’t nobody got time for a whole lot of fuss right now. Nice and easy is the name of the game. And this simple recipe is super delicious too! Sure to be a hit and a great addition to your holiday cookie tray (if you can resist the urge to eat them all before they make it there)!

What are Christmas Kiss Cookies?

This Christmas Kiss Cookie recipe I am sharing today is one I love. It is a soft, chocolatey cookie that has been rolled in sprinkles and topped with a Hershey kiss! The cookie tastes almost brownie-like and the sprinkles add such a nice crunch. I love them and I am sure you will too!

These cookies are similar to a peanut butter blossom, which was my inspiration for this cookie. I wanted to make a cookie that was nut-free and decided chocolate was the way to go (I mean, how can you go wrong with more chocolate?)!

While I can eat peanuts, eating too much of them causes issues for me due to a food sensitivity to pretty much all nuts. So, since I wanted something I could enjoy without restriction (I mean, sometimes a girl wants more than 1 cookie…), I decided to make some swaps to my peanut butter blossom recipe! I was so happy with the result and just so excited to share this recipe with you all!

How to make Christmas Kiss Cookies

To make these cookies, you will need:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup Christmas coloured sprinkles
  • 20 Hershey’s kisses

Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy (a couple of minutes). Add the egg, milk, vanilla extract and mix to combine.
Add the salt, cocoa powder and baking soda and mix to combine. Slowly add the flour until incorporated.

Scoop out dough (I like to use a small sized cookie scoop- about 1 tablespoon) and roll the dough into a ball.

Place sprinkles in a small bowl and working with one cookie ball at a time, roll the ball around the sprinkles until coated. Place the dough balls on the baking sheets, 2 inches apart.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and gently press a Hershey kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Peppermint swap

This recipe is all chocolatey goodness, but if you are a fan of peppermint and chocolate you can also swap in peppermint extract for the vanilla extract or even use a peppermint flavoured Hershey kiss! I personally don’t like mint and chocolate together but my hubby is insisting I make them this way next time. I might indulge him, as it is Christmas after all! If you try them this way, I’d love to hear what you think!

I hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do!

-Cathy

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies
Chocolate Almond Cookies

Christmas Kiss Cookies

Servings

20

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 2/3 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (can try swapping peppermint extract for a chocolate- mint flavoured cookie)

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup flour

  • 3/4 cup Christmas coloured sprinkles

  • 20 Hershey’s kisses

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fluffy (a couple of minutes). Add the egg, milk, vanilla extract and mix to combine.
  • Add the salt, cocoa powder and baking soda and mix to combine. Slowly add the flour until incorporated.
  • Scoop out dough (I like to use a small sized cookie scoop- about 1 tablespoon) and roll the dough into a ball. [If the dough is too sticky to roll, place it in the fridge for 30 minutes]
  • Place sprinkles in a small bowl and working with one cookie ball at a time, roll the ball around the sprinkles until coated. Place the dough balls on the baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and gently press a Hershey kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
 

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