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!
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!
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!
- 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
- 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.
- 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!
- 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.