Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Have you started your holiday baking?  Tomorrow is food day at Tim's office, so I decide to bake a holiday cookie recipe I've been eying since last year.  The chocolate and peppermint are a perfect combination!  Watch out these are addictive!!

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies Recipe:
(Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (10 ounce) package  Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder.  Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to avoid cookies from flattening.

After your dough has chilled, drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes or until set up but the centers are still soft.  Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes.  Top each cookie with an unwrapped Candy Cane Kiss.  Allow to cool long enough for the kisses to harden.

I am linking this to On The Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday. 


  1. These are the kind of cookies I can bake during the holidays. Love it.


  2. Love the pretty Kiss, very festive:@)

  3. These look great! I've also got a Christmas cookie recipe I've been waiting to make since last year. Can't wait to try it!

  4. These are so dainty and pretty; love them.

  5. I haven't used the candy cane kisses before...great that they keep their stripes after baking.

  6. Love the cookies. You are so right, those kisses are addictive!

  7. I love cookies that combine chocolate and peppermint for the holidays! These look yummy!

  8. They are truly so cute and my son who is sitting next to me he says that these are perfect and winning the heart of a 10 year old is a big deal!

  9. I have not baked a thing yet! I'm trying to get my shopping list crossed off first and still have a few more things to get. I love chocolate and peppermint together!

  10. Hi Julie,
    What a great cookie very festive for the season! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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