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Hershey Kiss Cookies: Holiday Red Velvet Peppermint

Chocolate crinkle cookies with a white chocolate peppermint kiss in the center are given a holiday twist with red velvet flavor and color. Red sugar crystals make them sparkly! These freeze well and ship well.
Course Dessert - Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword buttermik, christmas, Hershey's Kiss, holiday, red velvet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 90kcal
Author Marye Audet-White



  • 36 Hersheys Peppermint Kisses
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon buttermilk may substitute vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Red Sugar Crystals


  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  • Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, blend together butter and sugar until mixture is well blended -- about 3 minutes.
  • Mix in egg.
  • Add in food coloring, buttermilk, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix on low until well blended.
  • Leave mixer on low speed and slowly add in the flour mixture.
  • Mix until combined.
  • Chill for 30 minutes or more.
  • While the dough is chilling unwrap the kisses and set them nearby.
  • Roll 1 rounded tablespoon of the dough into a ball.
  • Roll the ball in the red sugar crystals and place on a baking sheet lined with Silpat.
  • Bake in about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Allow the cookies to firm up for a few seconds.
  • Lightly press 1 peppermint kiss into the center of each cookie.
  • Allow Kisses to set or put in the fridge for the chocolate to firm up before storing or serving.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  • Shape the dough into rounds, roll in the sugar, and then freeze for later. When ready to bake just put the frozen balls on a cookie sheet and bake as directed.
  • The baked cookies freeze well, too.
  • The cookies will likely leave red food color stains on your hands when you are shaping them.
  • Use any flavor Kisses you like!
  • Melted white chocolate drizzled over the top is a nice finish to these cookies.
  • A sprinkle of powdered sugar over the top is nice, too.
  • Be careful not to crowd the cookies on the baking sheet.
  • Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat to help keep the cookies from sticking.


Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg