Chocolate Kiss Cookies

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     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!

Chocolate Kiss Cookies-decadent chocolate cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a chocolate kiss. Always a favorite Christmas cookie! #cookies #chocolate #Christmascookies #holidays #sprinkles

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!
4.53 from 17 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Dutch process or unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup nonpareil sprinkles
  • 25 Hershey's Kisses unwrapped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or Silpat baking mats and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. Note-cookies will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.
Chocolate Kiss Cookies are the perfect Christmas cookie! Rich chocolate cookies with a Hershey's kiss in the center and decorated with festive sprinkles! These are always a cookie swap favorite! #cookies #Christmascookies #Christmas #holidays #chocolate #baking #sprinkles


I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I want to try this recipe but I’m wondering if the ingredients are correct. Is it really only one cup of flour? Doesn’t seem like enough?

  2. This recipe is a keeper. It is easy to mix together, the dough is easy to work with. You can get creative with the sprinkles to match the occasion. I will be making these again.

  3. These were such a hit at a holiday party we went to! Thanks for sharing this recipe on Instagram and putting it on my radar. It’s such a festive holiday treat!

  4. Did you chill the dough at all? Either before rolling into the balls or after, but before baking? Mine totally flattened out in the oven… I’m going to try another batch today. I want these on our cookie plates for neighbors, they are so festive looking! 🙂

    1. I didn’t chill the dough. Was your butter too soft? You can chill if they are too flat, but mine weren’t flat at all.

    2. I tried it again, they turned out perfect! Maybe the butter was too soft the first time. They are so festive, thank you!

  5. I used the exact same sprinkles and the white and green colored ones evaporated into a clear color shell so after baking, I just see red sprinkles and the crunchy shell of the other two colors :'( Whyyy?

  6. I was wondering if I could use the dough to make a thumbprint cookie with salted caramel? Or do you think the dough would be too puffy for that? I loved making them for Christmas cookies with snowflake sprinkles. Very festive

  7. I made three batches of these for a work function and they all turned out perfectly- they are so moist and delicious!  I’m not a baker usually and the recipe was so easy to follow.  Thank you for the wonderful recipe!

  8. They look great!will be trying out. Do you have a non chocolate recipe… is it a matter of omitting the coco powder?

  9. I have most of the ingredients stirred/beaten up and now see that the recipe calls for no baking soda or powder. I hope that’s OK

  10. I found waiting to put on the kiss split the cookies. I put the. On pretty much once I got the cookies out of the oven and then let them cool a bit longer before transferring to the cookie rack. Great recipe.  I would make these without sprinkles. I love the look bit not crazy about eating them. Do you have suggestions? I’m thinking just rolling them in sugar. 

  11. These are sooooo good!!!! Just made them and they are an awesome sub for folks that don’t like or can’t have peanut butter kiss cookies. Followed the recipe exactly. You won’t be sorry if you try these.

  12. I just made these and they are very festive.  Mine didn’t flatten at all when baked.  When I waited 5 min then lightly pressed in a chocolate kiss into each one they split,  so I had to be careful.  When I used 3 tsp to form each ball, I only got 13 cookies not 25.  I will make them smaller next time.   I’m taking them to a party tonight so I haven’t tasted them yet, but the dough is very good!  My grandson can’t have eggs.  Do you know a substitute for the egg yolk?  

  13. I made these last night, the only change being I used heavy cream instead of milk. They are perfect – very chocolatey and fun with the sprinkles! It didn’t seem like much dough but definitely made enough cookies. Make sure to use thy round ones – I ran out and used regular ones from the dollar store and they melted a bit.

  14. Best new chocolate cooky ever and so festive ! I make at least 10 different kinds of cookies for Christmas but this is the easiest . I found in my new electric oven 11 minutes to bake was perfect – Make sure you leave the cookies ON the sheet  for  5 minutes ONLY after removing from oven , or you will find they crumble- I placed one hand lightly around cooky while I placed the chocolate kiss in the center – Yummy

  15. I made this tonight with my 5 year old son for his teachers’s Christmas treat bags. The recipe is super easy to follow abd the cookies came out smelling delicious and looking so festive (i have not tasted one yet). The only thing is I got only 15 cookies not 25, but no biggie I will just make the cookies smaller next time! This was a wonderful baking ptoject for my son and I. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  16. I made two double batches yesterday.  Some for the office cookie exchange and some for other gifts, but my family keeps eating them!  They are so yummy!

  17. These were easy and fun to make. They taste like brownies. The only issue I had was after I waited 5 minutes to put the Hershey kiss on each cookie because it would crack so I had to be very gentle. They still look good. Maybe I should take out of oven sooner  but not sure. I will be making them again and will try and see!  Overall great recipe, thank you 

  18. I made these for christmas, i followed the directions 100% and i really did love them! The cookie cracked when i pressed the kiss in but it really didn’t matter to me personally. The recipe is super simple and quick to make, you can taste the salt in it so if that bothers you i’d add a little less. The end result is more like a brownie rather than a cookie so that’s what i called them and they were a hit!

  19. They looked fabulous but my family thought they tasted too rich.  Any way to keep the chocolate look but take away some of the richness?

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