Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Day 2 of Cookie Week!

That means only 5 days until Christmas. Are you as freaked out as I am? How is it already here?!?

Yesterday, I helped make 2 batches of cookies, 2 batches of toffee, and watched haystacks being made. It was a ton of fun and I got to spend it with 3 adorable little girls and their awesome mom. We baked, stirred, taste-tested, ate bagel pizzas, and listened to Christmas music (including Hanson – the BEST Christmas album, ever).

Instead of your normal peanut butter-cookies-with-kisses recipe, we made two batches of these mint chocolate crinkle cookies.

Chocolate crinkle cookies, topped with a peppermint kiss – they’re perfect for the holidays.

You could definitely make these crinkle cookies and leave off the peppermint kisses….but why would you?

And if you do leave them off , just don’t tell me.

I can’t imagine these cookies without the red and white striped kisses melted into the top.

Mint Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Makes: 2 dozen cookies


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa
  • 24 Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses


  1. Mix cocoa and melted butter and let cool slightly.
  2. Mix in 1/2 cup of the flour, brown sugar, sugar, eggs, vanilla, baking soda, and salt until combined.
  3. Beat in the last 1/2 cup of flour.
  4. Cover and chill the dough about 30 minutes to an hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  6. In small bowl or dish, combine powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp cocoa.
  7. Roll dough into 1” balls, roll in powdered sugar/cocoa mix and place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake 11-15 minutes until cracked and set around the edges.
  9. Let cookies sit for about 30 seconds and then place one Hershey’s Candy Cane Kiss on each cookie.
  10. After another 30 seconds – 1 minute, move cookies to a cooling rack/plate/cutting board to cool.


  1. What a fun twist! Why are bagel pizzas so darn good? I used to get one almost every week (yes get, not make haha) from this little place near my apt at college

  2. Those. Cookies. Are. So. Cute.

  3. These kisses are the DEATH of me…. I have some sitting in front of me now and I’m tempted to have them for breakfast…

  4. Cute! The peanut butter kiss cookies will always hold a special place in my heart, but I can’t see any reason why I couldn’t make both!

  5. Making cookies with others is always more fun, I think. These look incredible, Brandi!

  6. Ooh, these look like those Panera cookies only better, yum!

  7. Oh yesssss…LOVE those candy cane kisses!!

  8. Oh man I would never have thought to add in the peppermint kiss. Positively brilliant idea and SO pretty :) xo

  9. I love crinkle cookies! These look great!

  10. one of my favorites! thanks for the recipe :)

  11. Oh yummm! My momma makes chocolate crinkle cookies every year but adding a peppermint kiss is a great variation!

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