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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

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Candy Cane Kiss cookies is what Christmas cookie dreams are made of! Soft and perfectly pepperminty with a melty kiss right in the middle! These will be a big hit throughout the holidays!


  • 1/2 Cup Butter - room temperature
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Bag Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses - separated
    • 1/2 Cup Kisses chopped (20 candies)
    • 24 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a stand mixer, beat butter and butter together until light and fluff (3-5 minutes).
  3. Add in egg and extracts and mix just until combined.
  4. Add in your flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until the dough just comes together. 
  5. Add in the chopped-up Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses. Mix one more time until everything is mixed well within the dough.
  6. Scoop out onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or Silpat mats. Roll each cookie in your hands to make them smooth and round.
  7. Place in the preheated oven and bake for 9-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven. Leave on the sheet for 1-2 minutes then add 1 Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss to the tops of each cookie and gently press in. Leave to finish cooling then enjoy!


  • There are 54 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses in a bag, so 1 bag is plenty for this recipe.
  • Store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.

To Make Ahead

  1. Make the recipe all the way up until baking. Place all the rolled dough balls on a baking sheet together and pop them in the freezer for 30 minutes. Once the 30 minutes is up, place the frozen dough balls in a freezer-safe bag and place them in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  2. To bake, place frozen cookie dough balls on a baking tray. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Place Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses on top of each cookie after they have been out of the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookeis
  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 60.8 mg
  • Fat: 6.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.9 mg
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