Chocolate Kiss Cookies

     Chocolate Kiss Cookies-decadent chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. A fun cookie for the holidays or any occasion! 

Chocolate Kiss Cookies-decadent chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. A fun cookie for the holidays or any occasion! #chocolate #cookies #sprinkles #Christmascookies #holidays

I love baking cookies, especially during the holidays. I love turning on Christmas music, lighting the tree, and baking all of my favorite Christmas cookies. Every year, I make:

Ok, I will stop there. I go cookie crazy!! I can’t control myself. My new favorite holiday cookie are these Chocolate Kiss Cookies! They are fun to make and the festive holiday sprinkles make them a holiday hit!

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This cookie recipe is from Sally’s new cookbook, Sally’s Cookie Addiction, which is filled with amazing cookies. When I saw these cookies, I knew they would be the perfect Christmas cookie and I was right! They are sure to be the star of every holiday cookie platter!

The boys loved helping me make these cookies. I let them roll the chocolate cookie dough balls in the sprinkles and they thought I was the best mom ever. I also let them help put the chocolate kisses in the center of the cookies after they came out of the oven. Of course, they sampled a few along the way:)

Chocolate Kiss Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookies and they are easy to make! #cookies #Christmascookies #chocolate #sprinkles #Hersheyskisses

The cookies are very decadent, thanks to the rich chocolate cookie base and the chocolate kiss on top. Make sure you have a glass of cold milk nearby…and make sure you leave a glass for Santa too. I have a feeling Santa will LOVE these cookies.

And these chocolate kiss cookies aren’t just for Christmas. You can make them year round by changing up the sprinkles. You can use red, white, and pink sprinkles for Valentine’s Day, green sprinkles for St. Patrick’s Day, pastel sprinkles for Easter, or rainbow sprinkles for birthdays!

You could also use different flavored kisses in the center. Candy cane, mint, Hugs, almond…use your favorite! These fun cookies are perfect for any occasion!

Make sure you bake these cookies this holiday season, they are guaranteed to make everyone happy! And check out Sally’s Cookie Addiction. The book is filled with amazing cookie recipes!

Chocolate Kiss Cookies-decadent chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. A fun cookie for the holidays or any occasion! #cookies #Christmascookies #chocolate #dessert #sprinkles

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Kiss Cookies-decadent chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. A fun cookie for the holidays or any day!
4.31 from 23 votes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Dutch process or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup nonpareil sprinkles
  • 25 Hershey's Kisses unwrapped


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking mats and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the sugar and beat on medium-high speed until creamed, about 2 minutes. Add the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract, and beat on high speed until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl and beat again as needed to combine.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined.
  • Pour the sprinkles into a small bowl. Roll the balls of dough, about 3 teaspoons of dough per cookie, then roll each ball into the sprinkles to coat. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Press the chocolate kisses into the center of each cookie. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Note-cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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  1. I it took my 1st ever batch out of oven and set my timer for 5 minutes. Only problem is I used too big a scoop, so they a much larger than intended. (What a shame!!). I did bump the cook time a bit to compensate. (I added about 5 minutes).

    1. Hmmm, they should be everywhere this time of year. Michael’s? Smith’s? Home Goods? Joanne’s? Hobby Lobby?

  2. Can I make these with peanut butter dough instead of chocolate cookie dough, like the regular peanut butter kisses? Just wondering if the sprinkles will hold as well as in this recipe. I have too much chocolate already in my cookie list, so wanted to hold back a little. Looks very cool with the sprinkles!

    1. Did you press too hard? Press gently. It’s ok if they crack a little. You can gently press them back in a little.

    2. 2 stars
      Cookies crumbled as I tried to put the Hershey Kiss in. Did not look at all like the photo. The cookie is quite bitter too. Gave Up trying to put the kisses on because all of them were cracking and crumbling.

  3. Yummy cookies but a little too much chocolate going on for us.
    How could I tone down the chocolate? Less cocoa powder?
    BTW my daughter loved making these with me. Perfect cookie to make with kids!

  4. 5 stars
    Can I pre-make and refrigerate the dough, if so, for how long?…. I plan on making a double batch for Christmas and want to bake them in the morning. I’m hoping to have the dough prepped a day or two before?

    1. i have , left as long as a few days to refrigerate and its ok .. makes dough less sticky . plus i freeze any unused dough and defrost later … keeps them good for longer .

  5. These cookies are wonderful. So chocolatey! Love them. I pressed the kiss in right after taking them out of the oven like I do my peanut butter blossoms and they turned out fine. Making my second batch of the season!

  6. 5 stars
    For the past two years, have made these cookies using this exact recipe and they’ve always come out perfectly! Thank you for such a great recipe. My family loves them and relatives get excited seeing them in their cookie boxes! I use a small cookie scoop but overfill it just slightly. Then lightly flatten each scoop before rolling in nonpareils – that way when I push the Kisses in later, the cookies don’t crack too much.

  7. I tried this recipe for the first time and followed it to the letter. First issue, the non-parEli’s would not stick to the cookie. Used a little sprinkle of water to get them to stick. Second issue, after letting the cookies cool for five minutes, I tried to add the kisses, very gently I must add and they just crumbled into pieces. What did I do wrong? I used a KitchenAid mixer for the first time when preparing the cookies. Did I over mix them?

  8. i make the dough and then refrigerate for at least an hour .. makes it easier to roll into balls .. less sticky. plus i add chocolate chips to the dough.. extra chocolate.
    everyone i have had try them loves them .. they are like little balls of chocolate goodness.
    i dont put sprinkles or kisses and they are very good ..

    thanks for the recipe , its gold !!! 😀

  9. 5 stars
    this is one of the best cookie recipe ever!And it’s really easy to make! The chocolate is just right. They’re also pretty.

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