White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

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Peppermint Kiss Cookies are not only the most festive treat for the Christmas, but also taste fantastic! These thumbprint cookies are so soft and chewy with delicious white chocolate and peppermint – always such a hit!

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

You’ll want to print out this recipe and save it for the holidays. Peppermint Kiss Cookies are the BEST Christmas cookie recipe!

Most people think of kiss cookies being called peanut butter blossoms (which we also adore), but there is no peanut butter in this cookie. This is a soft and chewy sugar cookie that is perfect for holding a delicious white chocolate peppermint kiss in the center.

When the fall holidays arrive, the Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses will appear in your local grocery stores. These little gems taste so good tucked into the middle of these sugar cookies.

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Hershey Kiss Cookies

Ingredients you will need:

(full amounts in recipe box below)

  • Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
  • butter
  • sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • milk

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

How To Make Hershey Kiss Cookies

The sugar cookie dough is rolled into balls and then tossed in a little bit of granulated sugar.

Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

The baked cookies are topped with a Candy Cane Kiss while still warm. Then they’re placed into the refrigerator to set the chocolate so it doesn’t melt into the cookie.  They’re such a pretty cookie for the holidays and for gift giving.

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies in a Holiday Can for Gifts

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Kiss Cookies are great make-ahead cookies. These cookies freeze well… so you can take them out for your Holiday cookie platters when ready for use.

Make sure you let the cookies completely cool and the chocolate is set before packaging these on trays, cans, etc… for gifts. You will want the chocolate to harden back up so it won’t get on other cookies and mess up how pretty these cookies look.

These are always such a huge hit with everyone and definitely on our top 5 Best Christmas Cookie Recipe EVER!

If you love these Christmas Cookie Blossoms, check out some of my other favorites:

Christmas Red Velvet Cookies

Hershey’s Secret Kiss Cookies

Melted Snowman Cookies

Funfetti Shortbread Bites

Christmas Hot Cocoa Cookies

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies
5 from 7 votes

White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Kiss Cookies are not only the most festive treat for the Christmas, but also taste fantastic! These thumbprint cookies are so soft and chewy with delicious white chocolate and peppermint - always such a hit!
Servings: 36 cookies
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 12 mins
Total: 27 mins


  • 36 Hershey Kisses (Candy Cane)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • extra sugar for rolling the dough


  • Preheat your oven to 350 °F.
  • Remove all of the wrappers from kisses, and set aside.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer, cream together the room temperature butter and sugar. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix until well blended. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture, alternately with the milk, to the butter mixture, mixing until fully combined.
  • Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Shape the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and then roll the balls in the extra sugar. Place the balls on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges of the cookies are lightly browned. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool for 3 minutes. Press a candy kiss into the middle of the cookies. Let cool completely on a wire rack.


Serving: 36g | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg


Peppermint Kiss Cookies

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14 comments on “White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies”

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious cookies! I think they are perfectly sweet but not too sweet and the texture is perfect.
    Not sure if I measured the flour wrong or was heavy handed when portioning the balls of dough, but the first time I only got 30 cookies. Immediately made a 2nd batch, & I got 38 cookies lol. Definitely saving this recipe. Might even make them without the chocolate and just do the sugar cookies on their own.

    1. Oh also I used whole milk Greek yogurt instead of milk since I don’t drink cow milk regularly & didn’t want to use almond milk in case of allergies at the event I made these for.

  2. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious! Will be making every year! Just make sure you let the cookies cool for the three minutes as instructed and then place into the fridge so the kisses don’t melt.

    1. 5 stars
      Just made this cookie dough recipe, a sure keeper, thanks for sharing. I did adjust the recipe to what I had on hand. Changed the extract to a lemon one, some I added a white chocolate pineapple kiss, some I added white chocolate chips on top of the cookies, some I made into thumbprint with strawberry jam after they came out of the oven. Next time I’ll have the candy cane kisses but all variations are very good

  3. 5 stars
    Made these to recipe. I used a measuring teaspoon to form the balls and got 38 even sized cookies. I made 12 with the mint kisses, 12 with regular kisses, and 14 I turned into thumbprint cookies with some blueberry jam. I also did some rolled in colored sugar and some no outer sugar as my wife likes things less sweet than most recipes allow for. The cookies came out beautifully, the sanding sugar is not too sweet in my opinion but they are also very pleasing without. The star was the thumbprint cookies. Which surprised me as I was very excited about the peppermint chocolate candies. Those were good, but the batter is simply amazing as the base for a tender jam centered thumbprint. The beautiful thing is, you can do as I did and make a fun variety of holiday cookies with a single batch!

  4. Maxine Keefer

    5 stars
    I made these again with the right amount of milk. Came out great! I guess my first comment was erased. Sorry.

  5. I am going to add this to this years Christmas cookie ‘must make’ list. However, should the amount of milk be 2 tablespoons, not 22?

    1. On the FB picture look to the top right where you will see 3 dots. Click that and then click save video.

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