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!

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 43 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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 9-12 minutes. Check early to be safe. You want to take them out when they are still soft in the center.
  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 101kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 33mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 124IU, Calcium: 15mg, Iron: 1mg
Keywords Christmas

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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. 2 stars
    This recipe was the worst! I followed it to the exact and the texture of the cookie batter was so dry I couldn’t form balls. Then when I baked it, they turned out like pudding. Very disappointed I wasted all these ingredients to make nothing but have to throw everything away! Was excited to make these for Christmas too!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This is an excellent cookie. It tastes like the best chocolate cake slightly dense yet so soft. My advice is to double the recipe because if I had scooped 3 teasp. of batter for each cookie I would probably had only 18 cookies at most. I used less than 2 teasp. of dough and it made 27 small cookies.

  3. 5 stars
    This is an excellent cookie. It tastes like the best chocolate cake slightly dense yet so soft. My advice is to double the recipe because if I had scooped 3 teasp. of batter for each cookie I would probably have had only 18 cookies at most. I used less than 2 teasp. of dough and it made 27 small cookies. 8 or 9 min. baking time is enough.

  4. 5 stars
    My kids and I made these and they are now one of our new favorites. They were easy, fun, and delicious. They taste like an intense little shot of chocolate.

  5. 5 stars
    Cookies are easy and beautiful! I’m wondering if you can freeze them after they’re baked? I try to bake early for Christmas and freeze so cookies are ready to roll

  6. Very disappointed . Dry batter , dry cookie , cracked and fell apart when trying to put chocolate kiss. A colossal waste of ingredients and time. And I did not over bake. Took them out at 9 minutes

  7. 5 stars
    Our family’s favorite! I make these every year to add to our cookie tin gift and everyone loooves these chocolate kiss cookies! Thank you for such a perfect recipe.

    1. For those struggling with a dry cookie, I found fluffing up the flour and then spooning flour into the measuring cup yielded a perfect batter every time. I used to pack my measuring cup and levelling the flour off – and it definitely made a drier cookie. 9 min for mini cookie scoop-sized cookies were the trick for me. The cookie ball will look slightly moist when removing from oven but will continue to firm up per the five minute cool down in the instructions. Again – thank you for such an awesome recipe!

  8. 5 stars
    This cookie is soooo good!!! It is a fudge brownie type cookie. So easy to make. I used Hershey Caramel kisses , but this could be used for so many different types of cookies. It’s a keeper!!!
    Thank You!!!

  9. With any Kiss cookie, upon taking the cookies out of the oven, immediately place a Kiss in the middle, gently pressing down into the hot cookie a little ways, let cool on cookie tray on a rack and being careful, put into fridge and let cool for awhile, to harden up the Kiss. This will solve the problem of the cracking when trying to put the Kiss on top. You’ve waited too long and the cookie is too cool and not pliable enough to sink the Kiss in!

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