Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

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If you are looking for a colorful and yummy Holiday cookie for a Christmas cookie plate, party or cookie exchange then this is not only colorful but also easy to make!

Peppermint Kiss cookies

I absolutely love these festive Peppermint Kiss Cookies! If you like peppermint you will really enjoy this Peppermint Kiss Cookie recipe.  It is quick and easy and the perfect treat to whip up for a party or plate of goodies.  This cookie is a nice shortbread type cookie.   Peppermint seems to be the flavor of the holidays and this recipe has a light flavor without the extract if you prefer a more minty tast then add the Peppermint extract in this recipe.  Then the festive touch comes with the Hershey’s Peppermint Kiss on the top of the cookie.  This adds a bit of color and Christmas to the cookie.   This time of year you can pick up  Hershey’s Kisses with a sale and coupon to make these for even less. So, if you are looking for a yummy and unique cookie to share at the office or with family and friends consider making these Peppermint Kiss Cookies. They are not only adorable but tasty too! 

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Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 3 Candy Canes
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
  • Sugar (to roll cookies in)
  • 36 unwrapped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses


  1. Place candy canes in food processor and pulse until they are completely crushed. If you don't have a food processor you can place candy canes in a ziploc bag and hit with a rolling pin.
  2. Combine powdered sugar, butter, extracts and egg in large bowl.
  3. Beat until fluffy at medium speed.
  4. Combine flour, crushed candy canes, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and mix until well blended (mixture will be a little dry).
  6. Stir in chopped kisses.
  7. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
  8. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes in 350 oven until firm up and set.
  10. Remove from oven and immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.
  11. Place cookie sheet into the freezer or refrigerator to keep kisses from melting.
Meal Type: Desserts, Christmas
Categories: Cookies and Treats

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