Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

One cookie that I make almost every year are peanut butter blossoms. They are a chewy peanut buttery cookie that has a Hershey’s kiss on it. Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter together?!? They are always popular. This year, I wanted to mix it up a bit and while I was in the grocery store last week, I saw some peppermint Hershey’s kisses. I knew that these would work out great. For the cookie, I decided on a chewy, fudgy chocolate cookie.

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These are so colourful and they are sure to brighten up any cookie tray. Once you have put the kiss on top of the cookie, wait for the cookie and the white chocolate in the kiss to cool and harden before moving them.

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Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms Recipe with a Hershey's Kiss

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5 reviews
A chewy and fudgy chocolate cookie with a peppermint Hershey's kiss on top. Perfect festive cookie for Christmas. An easy recipe for holiday baking.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies


  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 40-45 Hershey's Peppermint Kisses


  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter, both sugars, eggs, milk and vanilla until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat the flour mixture into the wet mixture slowly.
  • Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place the balls 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven and press a chocolate peppermint kiss in the centre of each cookie.
  • Cool on a wire rack.


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  • 4 stars
    These are delicious, but all my peppermint kisses melted in the hot cookies. The recipe doesn’t say to wait a few minutes before putting in the kisses. Should i have done that?

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    • I typically put the kisses on pretty much right after they come out of the oven. If I wait too long, I am always worried that they will going into the cookie well, or will melt enough to stay on the cookie. I haven’t noticed them melting too much before though. I suppose waiting one or two minutes might solve that problem and would still be warm enough for the bottom of the kiss to melt enough to stick to the cookie. Glad they tasted great though!!

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      • Not sure why all these people had trouble -anyone who has ever baked cookies knows that some dough just needs to be chilled before handling. But overall a nice easy recipe

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  • Can u use a chocolate cake mix with these cookies?

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    • Interesting idea! I have never tried it though so I don’t know how it would work. If you try, I would love to hear how they turned out with cake mix.

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  • 5 stars
    Turned out great.

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    • So glad you enjoyed them!

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  • 5 stars
    Used this recipe but replaced the mint kisses with the Cherry Cordial kisses. Perfection! Thank you for this!

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  • BEST CHOCOLATE COOKIES EVER!!! They were almost fudge-brownie-like. Delish! ❤️

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  • the dough is very sticky , not easy to roll into a ball.

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  • The mix is not easy to roll into a ball . Seems like it would need more dry ingredients ……….

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  • These cookies are delicious, but they spread out too much to look like blossom cookies. We tried putting the dough in the fridge but they still spread out.

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  • 3 stars
    I love peanut butter blossoms and was excited to try this recipe. I followed the recipe exactly, but the dough was way too soft to roll into balls and the peppermint kisses totally melted into a puddle in the middle of the cookies. To remedy these problems I added some flour and also refrigerated the dough for about a half hour. I still had to spoon the dough onto the cookie sheets and I waited to put the kisses on until I had the cookies on the cooling rack. Any suggestions for making this recipe turn out the cookies pictured in the photo? Thanks!

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    • thanks for your suggestions!!

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  • Just mixed up a batch and dough is very sticky. No way can I roll,into balls :/ Putting in frig till morning to hope it’s better then. I even added extra flour…. Any suggestions ?

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  • My daughter and I made these and they are amazing! Rich and chocolately – like brownies. They are so easy to make but such an amazing cookie. My husband and I *may* have hidden the rest of them from our little girls. lol!

    However, I am apparently not good at putting the Kiss In correctly because they all melted; that being said, they were still amazing and will be made again before Christmas.

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  • Do you think it is ok to freeze them?

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    • They will freeze just fine. Enjoy!

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  • I made these yesterday. Soooo yummy and soft!

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  • 5 stars
    Hi Steve! Thank you for sharing- the only thing was that when I made these, they took 18 minutes in my electric oven. I’m in an apartment so who knows how old this thing is!

    So so yummy! A new addition to our traditional cookie gift plate!

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  • Hi Steve – Love the way these cookies look. One question though – is there a way to make these without the eggs? Your reply would make a little boy really very happy.

    Happy Holidays …

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    • Hi. I have never tried a substitute for eggs, but after doing a bit of searching online, it seems that the most common substitute for an egg is applesauce. 1/4 cup of applesauce is recommended for each egg, so I would try 1/2 cup of apple sauce in this recipe. Let me know how it turns out.

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