Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

I found this recipe and it was perfect cause they’re Christmasy and i still have Kiss candies left from our wedding that i had frozen that i was wanting to use so i tried em this afternoon and I love em!

Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

makes about 40-50 small cookies

1/2 c butter

1/2 c shortening

1 c sugar

3/4 c dutch processed cocoa powder

2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

2 tbs milk

1 tsp pure peppermint extract

1 1/2 c flour

1 package hershey’s candy cane kisses

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening and stir for 30 seconds.

Add sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder and mix well.

Next, add egg, milk, and peppermint extract.

Add flour a little bit at a time. If the dough gets too tough for the beaters, use a spoon.

Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour covered.

Form the dough into 1 inch small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Immediately after taking out of the oven, press in a candy cane kiss, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!

~Leah

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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Chocolate Kisses

  1. since I dont like mint, do you think it would be ok to leave the mint extract out, or maybe exchange it for vanilla? they look so good and pretty, and I was trying to figure out what kind to make for a cookie exchange..

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