The holidays are fast approaching and if you are looking for a fun twist on a holiday cookie, you’ve found it! I love anything mint flavored so this is one of my favorites. This cookie packs a punch of both chocolate and mint flavors into one small bite. The recipe makes four dozen cookies which leaves some room for sharing, if you are feeling generous.
These cookies are soft, chocolatey with a fresh hit of mint flavor. If you are not a fan of mint, feel free to leave out the mint extract and they will still be delicious. Give them a try! Enjoy!
Chocolate Mint Kiss Cookie
Recipe Adapted From: https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/en_US/recipes/4715/kisses-triple-chocolate-blossoms.html
Yields: 4 dozen cookies
- 48 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup coco powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
1.) Remove the foil wrappers from chocolate kisses and set aside in a bowl. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2.) In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and mint extract in large bowl until light and fluffy.
3.) Add eggs and milk and beat well.
4.) Stir together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
5.) Using a cookie scoop or spoon, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
6.) Bake 10 to 11 minutes at 350 degrees. Once you take the cookies out of the oven, gently press chocolate kiss in center of each cookie. Immediately remove from cookies from sheet and transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Notes and Tips:
- Feel free to omit the mint extract if you so not like mint.
- The dough may be a little sticky when you go to put in on the baking sheet so I would suggest using a cookie scoop. I used a 2 teaspoon scoop and it was the perfect size!
- You can use different flavors of chocolate kisses if you want to mix it up. I’m a fan of the plain milk chocolate but you could also use dark chocolate, chocolate and almond, mint truffle…
- Before storing the cookies, make sure the chocolate kiss has hardened again or you will end up with chocolate mint smoosh cookies instead of chocolate mint kiss cookies.