Peppermint Kiss Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 35
These melt-in-your-mouth vanilla sugar cookies make a neutral base that can work with any color or flavor of Hershey's kiss, for any time of year.
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 2 - 2¼ cup flour
  • Granulated sugar
  • 30-35 candy cane Hershey's kisses (or Mint Truffle Kisses or Chocolate Kisses with crushed candy cane)
  1. Cream the butter and the sugar.
  2. Beat in the egg.
  3. Stir in the baking soda, baking powder and vanilla, and then gradually stir in the flour until the cookie dough is a consistency that can be easily rolled into smooth balls, not crumbly or sticky.
  4. Place the balls on a greased baking sheet. (I made small, ¾-inch balls).
  5. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees 7-9 minutes until the bottom of the cookies are lightly golden.
  6. While the cookies bake, remove the wrapper from the Hershey kisses.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and immediately press a Hershey kiss into the center of each cookie.
  8. Let the cookies cool for 5 mins and then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe by Itsy Bitsy Foodies at