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Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms

These peppermint blossoms are a unique twist on a classic with a chocolate cookie and candy cane Hershey's kiss which is perfect for the holidays.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 110kcal
Author Ryan Beck


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup Hershey's special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup granulated sugar for coating cookies
  • 24 Hershey's candy cane mint kisses, unwrapped and frozen


  • In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and espresso powder. Set aside.
  • In bowl of stand mixer, add oil and sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
  • Once ready to make cookies, preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and then dip each ball in sugar until completely coated. Place each ball 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the tops begin to slightly crack. Allow to cool for 3 minutes, then press Hershey's kiss into each cookie. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.


  • Use dark cocoa powder to give a more intense chocolate flavor.
  • Use parchment paper so cookies don't stick.
  • Freeze the Hershey's kisses for an hour and then wait for 3 minutes after cookies are done before pressing kiss in so it doesn't melt.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.7mg