Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies

Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies

These delicious chocolate cookies are made with cream cheese and cake mix – topped with a super yummy Hershey’s Peppermint Kiss. I think they’re absolutely adorable. They look like little elf hats. Totally Christmasy and super cute. If you’re making these to share with friends and you have children in your house… you’re going to want to double this recipe. I fully intended to give some of these  to my friend Tori and her sweet family – but alas, not a single cookie was left when my crew came through the kitchen. 

Thankfully, these Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies are easy to make. I’ll have to whip up another batch on the sly to give to Tori. There are two ways to present these cookies: kiss cookies, as shown above – or you can allow the kisses to melt further, press lightly into the cookie and twist off the top to make a little button cookie. Both ways are great, it’s up to you!

A printable recipe card can be found at the bottom of this post.

Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies – made with cake mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
  • powdered sugar, to decorate
  • Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses, unwrapped

Ingredients for Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a standard cookie sheet with parchment paper to keep cookies from sticking. We use an Heirloom Cookie Sheet in our home, so we don’t need to worry about any cookies sticking. 

In a large bowl, cream together softened cream cheese and butter.

butter and cream cheese for Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Add one egg yolk and stir to mix well.

cream cheese, butter, and egg yolk for Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Add cake mix, about one third of the box at a time – stir after each addition.

mixing up some tasty Peppermint Kiss Cookies

After about two-thirds of the cake mix has been added, it may be necessary to use your (clean) hands to mix the rest of the dough. It will be very thick, a lot like play dough. Knead until fully mixed.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies dough

Pinch off a small amount and form a ping-pong sized ball in your hand.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Roll dough ball in powdered sugar. The more powdered sugar you can pick up, the better. Some will melt during baking.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Place on prepared cookie sheet and repeat until a dozen are ready for baking.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Bake for 12-15 minutes, until done. While baking, unwrap Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

My “helper,” miss Vivian, had a tendency to help herself during this process…

stealing a kiss

But she’s so gorgeous, I couldn’t say no.

Vivian Coers

Once cookies are done, remove from cookie sheet and immediately set a kiss on top of each cookie, pressing just slightly into the cookie.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Allow to cool and enjoy! The kiss will firm up after cooling, but stay sealed to the cookie for an adorable little treat. If you’d like to create little buttons instead, simply allow kiss a few minutes to heat up on the cookie, press further into the cookie and twist off the pointy top.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Either way is yummy and great for the holidays.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Kiss Cookies
These delicious chocolate cookies are made with cream cheese and cake mix – topped with a super yummy Hershey’s Peppermint Kiss.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box chocolate cake mix
  2. 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  3. 1/2 stick butter, softened
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. powdered sugar, to decorate
  6. Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a standard cookie sheet with parchment paper to keep cookies from sticking.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together softened cream cheese and butter.
  3. Add one egg yolk and stir to mix well.
  4. Add cake mix, about one third of the box at a time – stir after each addition.
  5. After about two-thirds of the cake mix has been added, it may be necessary to use your (clean) hands to mix the rest of the dough. It will be very thick, a lot like play dough. Knead until fully mixed.
  6. Pinch off a small amount and form a ping-pong sized ball in your hand.
  7. Roll dough ball in powdered sugar. The more powdered sugar you can pick up, the better. Some will melt during baking.
  8. Place on prepared cookie sheet and repeat until a dozen are ready for baking.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until done. While baking, unwrap Hershey’s Peppermint Kisses.
  10. Once cookies are done, remove from cookie sheet and immediately set a kiss on top of each cookie, pressing just slightly into the cookie.
  11. Allow to cool and enjoy! The kiss will firm up after cooling, but stay sealed to the cookie for an adorable little treat.
Notes
  1. http://www.thecoersfamily.com/peppermint-kiss-chocolate-cookies/
The Coers Family http://www.thecoersfamily.com/
 And speaking of kisses – I used to love this song when I was a kid. Now I have my own handsome Santa to smooch these days!

I’m sharing these cookies all over the place! Check out these fun link-up posts to see more great recipes:


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  1. I am one of the co-host of Anyonita Nibble’s Tasty Tuesdays and am featuring this recipe tomorrow on my blog. Make sure you stop by and grab a featured button!

    Julia @ Mom on the Run x2

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