Who’s ready for CHRISTMAS?! Is your holiday baking done, or do you have room for one more awesome cookie recipe?! So far this season I’ve made my favorite Mint Brownies, Graham Cracker Toffee Bars, Christmas Cornflake Wreaths and Homemade Caramels. Oh, and I can’t forget Homemade Eggnog, because we’ve had two batches of that too.
And, yes, these Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies are also at the TOP of my list! They are amazing hot from the oven, but they freeze amazingly well also! You could make the dough and freeze it, of just freeze the cookies after they’re baked and cool. This is my version of the perfect chocolate cookie–a little bit crisp on the outside and super soft on the inside. Then add a little peppermint kiss for the perfect festive touch.
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 24 Hershey's peppermint kiss candies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl combine the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt; add to the bowl with the wet ingredients.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoons onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes or just until set. (Cookies may appear soft but will set up after removing them from the oven to cool for a few minutes.) Place a peppermint kiss in the center of each cookie.