Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cups (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • one 10-ounce package of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt.
  2. Using an electric mixer and a large bowl (or a stand mixer), beat butter and 1 cup of sugar on medium-high until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  3. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Turn mixer to low and gradually add flour mixture until combined.
  4. Put the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar in a small bowl. Roll dough into approximately 1-inch balls and then toss in sugar to coat.
  5. Place one inch apart on parchment-paper or silicone baking sheet lined baking sheets.
  6. Bake for five minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from the oven and lightly press in candy cane kisses into the center of each cookie.
  7. Return to oven and bake for another 3 minutes. Cookies should be set but still look moist. Cool completely on the cookie sheets on wire racks.



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