Chocolate Kiss Cookies

 

close up shot of Chocolate Kiss Cookies on a cooling rack
Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, chewy, and only need four ingredients to make. These yummy cookies are rolled in a sugary coating and topped with a kiss.
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  1. Chocolate Kiss Cookies Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
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Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft and chewy cookies, rolled in a sugary coating, and topped with a chocolate kiss. These decadent chocolate cookies are fun for the holidays or any occasion.  

If you love chocolate cookies you’ll want to make Hot Chocolate Cookies, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, and Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

close up shot of Chocolate Kiss Cookies on a cooling rack

Chocolate Kiss Cookies Ingredients

Chocolate Kiss Cookies raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • 1 batch No Spread Sugar Cookies try our No Spread Sugar Cookies recipe or 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coarse sanding sugar
  • 26 Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses

Substitutions and Additions

HERSHEY KISSES: You could choose any flavor of kisses to top your chocolate kisses cookies. Dark chocolate or even caramel kisses would be a yummy twist on this delicious cookie recipe. 

SANDING SUGAR: If you are not able to find sanding sugar, you can use granulated sugar for these chocolate candy kisses cookies. 

How to Make This Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe

STEP ONE: In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to thoroughly mix the sugar cookie dough and the cocoa powder.

cocoa and cookie dough mixed together in a bowl

STEP TWO: Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about one hour.

PRO TIP: Don’t skip the chilling step as it will help avoid ending up with flat cookies.

STEP THREE: Preheat oven to 350°F.

STEP FOUR: Use a cookie scoop to form even balls of dough. Roll the balls in the palm of your hands to form a smooth cookie.

STEP FIVE: Roll each cookie dough ball in a shallow bowl filled with the coarse sugar until completely coated.

dough ball rolled in the coarse sugar in a bowl

STEP SIX: Place the balls 1½ inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the top of the cookies just a bit with the palm of your hand to help them spread evenly.

STEP SEVEN: Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and the dough no longer looks wet.

baked cookies in a baking dish

STEP EIGHT: Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Press a chocolate kiss gently into the top of each warm cookie and allow cookies to cool for a couple of minutes before carefully transferring to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.

PRO TIP: Make sure to add the kiss while the cookies are still warm. You want them to stick to the top of the cookie and they won’t do that if the cookies are already cooled.

chocolate kiss pressed into the cookies in a baking dpan

How to Serve

Chocolate overload, in the best way possible, enjoy these chocolate kiss cookies with a glass of cold milk. Perfect for potlucks or afternoon snacks, everyone will love the rich chocolate of the cookie with a chocolate kiss on top. For the holidays serve these chewy cookies on a platter along with Christmas Pinwheels or Gingerbread Kiss Cookies.  

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these chocolate cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days at room temperature. 

IN THE FREEZER: This decadent chocolate cookie can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

close up shot of Chocolate Kiss Cookies on a glass cake stand

Chocolate Kiss Cookies are a special treat that only needs four ingredients to make. Fudgy and chocolatey, these delicious cookies will be a favorite for chocolate lovers. Easy to make for a cookie exchange or party, You can even customize the color of the sugar coating to match the festive occasion. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze these chocolate Hershey kiss cookies? 

This chocolate kiss cookie recipe can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Can I use different flavors of kisses in this recipe? 

These great cookies would be delicious with any flavor of candy kiss. There are so many choices, especially around the holiday season that you can get creative with this perfect Christmas cookie.

Where can I find sanding sugar? 

Most baking sections and bulk food stores carry colored sanding sugar.

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close up shot of Chocolate Kiss Cookies on a cooling rack

Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Kiss Cookies are soft, chewy, and only need four ingredients to make. These yummy cookies are rolled in a sugary coating and topped with a kiss.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Chill Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 19 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 26

Ingredients
  

  • 1 batch No Spread Sugar Cookies, try our No Spread Sugar Cookies recipe or 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup coarse sanding sugar
  • 26 Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to thoroughly mix the sugar cookie dough and the cocoa powder.
  • Cover the dough with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form even balls of dough. Roll the balls in the palm of your hands to form a smooth cookie.
  • Roll each cookie dough ball in a shallow bowl filled with the coarse sugar until completely coated.
  • Place the balls 1½ inches apart on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten the top of the cookies just a bit with the palm of your hand to help them spread evenly.
  • Bake for 8 to 9 minutes or until the cookies are puffy and the dough no longer looks wet.
  • Remove the cookie sheet from the oven. Press a chocolate kiss gently into the top of each warm cookie and allow cookies to cool for a couple of minutes before carefully transferring to a cooling rack to cool the rest of the way.

Notes

  • You could roll the cookie dough in colored sanding sugar or use another variety of Hershey’s kisses for decoration/flavor.
  • Don’t skip the chilling step as it will help avoid ending up with flat cookies.
  • Make sure to add the kiss while the cookies are still warm. You want them to stick to the top of the cookie and they won’t do that if the cookies are already cooled.

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