Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

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Peppermint is one of my favorite holiday flavors, and I LOVE it with chocolate.  The pairing is a match made in heaven, and heavenly would be the perfect way to describe these cookies.  When I came across Candy Cane Kisses at the store last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do…I took the popular Peanut Butter Blossom cookie, and traded out the flavors for a delightful Christmas cookie!

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms | simplykierste.com

The rich, chocolate-y cookie, with that little creamy bite of peppermint on the top…it’s absolute perfection. And isn’t it so adorable and festive? I love love the cute stripes on the Candy Cane Kiss!

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms | simplykierste.com

 I love this chocolate cookie–it’s one of my favorite basic chocolate cookie recipes, and it’s an easy one to do different things with. It also bakes up just the right way–not a lot of spreading–so it would be just right for a blossom cookie. I like to roll my dough in sugar before baking, because it not only gives the cookies a little bit of a crunch on the outside, but also a little bit of sparkle.

This is the cookie that you can serve at a party, take to a cookie exchange, give to friends and neighbors, set out on your holiday table, or make on a for y our own family.  Just remember to make extras, because they have a tendency to go very quickly!

ENJOY!

Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms
 
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 36
Ingredients
  • 1 c. softened butter
  • 1 c. white sugar
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2¼ c. flour
  • ¾ c. cocoa
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1-2 Tbsp. white sugar
  • 36 Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses
Instructions
  1. Beat butter until creamy, then add sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, and cocoa, then add to the butter mixture, beating well.
  2. Roll into small balls, then into the 1-2 Tbsp. white sugar. Place on a cookie sheet that's been lined with parchment paper or foil and sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 7-8 minutes at 375 degrees. If your oven tends to bake quickly, check them around 6 minutes--don't overbake!
  3. As soon as they come out of the oven, press a Candy Cane kiss in the center of each cookie. Remove the cookies from the cookie sheet as soon as possible, so the kisses don't melt.

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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

10 thoughts on “Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

  1. Those sound amazing! But the recipe doesn’t list how much cocoa to use. Did I miss something? =)

  2. The dough was really sticky, I can’t roll it into balls. I have it chilling in the fridge for a few, hopefully it helps!

  3. I stuck the kisses in the freezer for awhile beforehand so they didn’t melt. And I did make the balls too big the first time but used some oil on my hands to roll them up without the mess. They turned out great!

  4. My cookies turned out flat and undercooked, even after being jn the oven for 10 minutes. They immediately fell apart during transfer. Any tips? I followed the recipe to a T.

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