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Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

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Chocolate peppermint blossoms are a lot like peanut butter blossom cookies but they have a soft chocolate cookie base and a white chocolate peppermint Kiss on top. They are a perfect way to make your Christmas cookie tray a little bit more festive.

Plate of chocolate blossom cookies with red and white striped peppermint kisses in the center.

These chocolate blossom cookies are prefect for cookie exchanges, gifting, or enjoying yourself. The soft chocolate cookie is the perfect compliment to a Hershey’s kiss.

Using the red and white striped peppermint kisses makes them look extra stunning, but of course you can use any version you would like. They would also be great with caramel filled Kisses, hot cocoa Kisses, or Hugs.

Chocolate peppermint blossom with soft chocolate cookie topped with red and white candy cane Kiss on top with plate of more cookies in the background.

No matter what, they will look and taste amazing. So whip up a batch to see for yourself.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

These cookies are super simple to make. The dough comes together quickly and you don’t have to chill it before you bake it.

The cookies can be just scooped and baked. That means you can go from ingredients to cookies in no time at all.

Ingredients including butter, egg, vanilla, cocoa powder, sugar, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, flour, and candy cane Hershey's kisses ready to be made into cookies.

They stay soft and really delicious. We love nice soft cookies at our house, and these fit the bill.

Just watch them closely to make sure you don’t overbake them. The centers should look just set when you pull them out.

You can make these chocolate blossoms ahead and freeze them. Put them in an airtight container and keep them in the freezer for up to three months.

Easy Ways to Make These Cookies Your Own

If you like the look of sugar rolled cookies, you can do that too. Roll them in powdered sugar for a crackle type finish or granulated sugar for a little added crunch.

You don’t have to mess with decorating these cookies. They look great as is, no sprinkles or icing required.

The chocolate mint combination is perfect for the holidays. Using the candy cane Kisses is a great way to get just enough peppermint flavor without overdoing it and having your cookies taste like toothpaste.

You can mix and match the candy centers. However, if you are using a Kiss that is filled with a gooey filling, you will want to freeze them first.

Cooling rack of chocolate peppermint blossom cookies with candy cane kisses in the center.

If you don’t want to mess with unwrapping the candies, you can use chocolate stars instead. Or use chocolate nonpareils for some sprinkle goodness.

It is hard to go wrong withe the original peanut butter blossom cookies. My recipe for peanut butter blossoms is another one that doesn’t need chilling and they come out chewy and delicious.

Or change up the cook and make peanut butter paw print cookies, they are an absolute favorite for my family and readers alike. They will make your cookie trays even cuter.

If you can’t do peanut butter, make chocolate paw print cookies instead. They are just as cute with even more chocolate!

Peppermint blossom cookie with bite missing showing soft chocolate cookie interior and middle of white chocolate peppermint Kiss.

For a different kind of cookie experience, try making cordial cherry blossoms. They have a chocolate covered cherry in the center and they are fabulous.

Check out my collection of cookie recipes for even more tasty inspiration. Or take a peek at my Christmas recipes for more festive treats.

Plate of chocolate blossom cookies with red and white striped peppermint kisses in the center.

Chocolate Peppermint Blossom Cookies

Carlee
Chocolate peppermint blossoms are a lot like peanut butter blossom cookies but they have a soft chocolate cookie base and a white chocolate peppermint Kiss on top. They are a perfect way to make your Christmas cookie tray a little bit more festive.
5 from 2 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 Cookies
Calories 162 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 30 candy cane Kisses or any variety

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Cream together butter, sugar and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    ¾ cup butter, ½ cup granulated sugar, ½ cup light brown sugar
  • Add egg and vanilla, stirring to combine.
    1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt until combined. The dough will be a little bit soft.
    1½ cups all purpose flour, ½ cup cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking soda, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Use a small cookie scoop to portion out about 1 Tablespoon of dough onto the sheet pan. Leave 2 inches between cookies.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until the tops look just set.
  • Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then press a candy cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.
    30 candy cane Kisses
  • Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing them from the pan.

Notes

These cookies are good with any variety of Hershey’s Kiss on top. If you are using a filled kiss, like the ones with caramel or marshmallow inside, freeze them before using them.
Store your cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. Freeze for longer storage. 
If you would like to roll your cookie dough balls in sugar before you bake them, you can. Powdered sugar will make them look like chocolate crinkle cookies while granulated sugar will give them a little bit more crunch. 

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 162kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 106mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16g
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Andrea Nine

Friday 8th of December 2023

I’m all over these. So festive looking too!

Carlee

Friday 8th of December 2023

Thank you!