Christmas is my FAVORITE holiday and I love baking Christmas cookies. I always make the same ones, Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cookies, and Chocolate Crinkle Kiss cookies. If I don’t, my family is disappointed ☺ This time, I added a traditional sugar cookie to the mix because I wanted to try out my decorating skills.
This year is supposed to be the warmest Christmas in Maryland since the 1920’s. I’m upset about it because I love the cold and I love the snow. I was worried that it just wasn’t going to feel like the Christmas season because of the weather. But baking these cookies today was just what I needed to put me in the spirit.
I made all of the cookies today and they’re already halfway gone, (told you they’re a hit). This post includes my most favorite of the cookie recipes I’ve found and made, the Chocolate Crinkle Kiss cookies with candy cane peppermint Hershey kisses. Make them, eat them, enjoy them and have a Merry Christmas ☺
Chocolate Crinkle Kiss Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened baking powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
Peppermint Hershey Kisses
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture, until just combined. Place plastic warp over bowl and refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
Meanwhile unwrap Hershey kisses, place in a small bowl, and freeze until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with baking spray; set aside. Place powdered sugar in a small bowl; set aside.
Scoop dough into ½ tablespoon balls, roll in powdered sugar, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes, until cookies crackle and no longer look raw (they’ll start to look cakey).
Remove from oven. Immediately press a frozen kiss into each cookies, then place cookie sheet into the freezer just until chocolate is set and no longer shiny. Remove from freezer and allow to cool properly.