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Candy Cane Brownie Blossom Recipe

candy cane brownie blossom recipe

This delicious candy cane brownie blossom recipe is perfect for the holidays. Be sure to add these cookies to your baking list!

I love chocolate cookies all year long. If you know, you know, right? The rich cocoa flavour always hits the spot! At Christmas time, my go-to is chocolate and mint. The combination is a must-have.

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With Christmas fast approaching, I want to share a delicious chocolate mint cookie recipe with you. Unlike many chocolate cookies, this recipe calls for melted chocolate, instead of cocoa powder, and it is added in with the wet ingredients.

These Hershey’s Kiss cookies are a great addition to cookie exchanges and hey look beautiful on any cookie platter during the holiday season. The white chocolate peppermint Kisses have a nice crunch too.

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How to make Peppermint Kiss Cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz unsweetened bakers chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 5 dozen Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
Candy Cane Brownie Blossom Recipe

Directions:

  • Mix together the sugar, butter and melted chocolate.
  • One at a time, add eggs and mix well.
  • Mix in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix until smooth and well combined.
  • Chill overnight or for at least 4-6 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease cookie sheets.
  • Unwrap Hershey’s Kiss candies.
  • Roll tsp sized balls of dough in your hand.
  • Roll them in the powdered sugar and coat well.
  • Place on a prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  • Upon removing from the oven, immediately press a kiss into the centre of each cookie.
  • Place the cookie sheet into the fridge or freezer to cool before the chocolate melts.
  • Once cooled remove from the cookie sheet and store in an airtight container.
Candy Cane Brownie Blossom Recipe

Tips & tricks:

  • A cookie scoop makes shaping your cookies a breeze. You get quick, uniform dough balls every time.
  • Using a Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix to whip up sugar cookie dough is a huge timesaver. Add a little cocoa to the mix and turn it into chocolate sugar cookies.
  • When baking holiday cookies, make double or triple batches. It saves a ton of time in the long run!
  • Start making your Christmas cookies early and freeze them. Baked cookies will easily last 3 months in the freezer. When party season arrives, you will be able to put together a holiday cookie tray in no time.

More holiday cookie ideas:

  • Peanut butter blossoms – Instead of a chocolate cookie and mint Kisses, make peanut butter cookies and add plain milk chocolate Kisses.
  • Sugar cookies – Whether you prefer a crispy or chewy sugar cookie, they are a classic for any holiday. Use seasonal cookie cutters and decorate with royal icing.
  • A shortbread cookie sprinkled with red or green sprinkles is always festive.
  • Chewy ginger cookies
Candy Cane Brownie Blossom Recipe

The next time you’re looking for the perfect holiday cookie, try these Hershey’s Kisses cookies. Be sure to check out even more of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes!

What are some of your favorite Christmas cookies? Let me know in the comments below!

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Candy Cane Brownie Blossom Recipe

Candy Cane Brownie Blossom Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 39 minutes

This delicious candy cane brownie blossom recipe is perfect for the holidays. Be sure to add these cookies to your baking list.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz unsweetened bakers chocolate, melted
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 5 dozen Hersheys Candy Cane Kisses

Instructions

  1. Mix together the sugar, butter and melted chocolate.
  2. One at a time, add eggs and mix well.
  3. Mix in the vanilla and peppermint extracts.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and mix until smooth and well combined.
  6. Chill overnight or for at least 4-6 hours.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Grease cookie sheets.
  9. Unwrap Hershey’s Kiss candies.
  10. Roll tsp sized balls of dough in your hand.
  11. Roll them in the powdered sugar and coat well.
  12. Place on sheet about 2 inches apart.
  13. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  14. Upon removing from the oven, immediately press a kiss into the centre of each cookie.
  15. Place the cookie sheet into the fridge or freezer to cool before the chocolate melts.
  16. Once cooled remove from the cookie sheet and store.

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this cookie looks so tasty!

those look SOOO yummy! I love the striped kiss on top!

I am seriously drooling over here. I so wish I was a baker…. lol

know what I’m making this weekend. These look so great.

Those look beautiful

These all look amazing. I want them all!

Soo many delicious looking cookies here!!

I love the striped kiss on top! Thanks so much.

so delicous! do you know how many cookies this makes?

I am wondering how many cookies this recipe yields? You don’t mention it anywhere, and I am wanting to do it for a cookie exchange. Thank you! Please let me know soon!

I can’t seem to get the whole recipe up. It only lists 4oz chocolate. I made these last week and want o make them again. Can’t get the ingredients list.

Only thing I see is the chocolate too. Nothing from there in terms of ingredients. Doing a cookie day Saturday. Anyway to get the full list?

I can’t seem to find how much flour the recipe requires

Hi in the recipe it says add flour but flour is not listed ingredients . Please help I am in the middle of making the cookies!

What is icing sugar?

Is icing sugar the same thing as powdered sugar? Thanks!

Hi. I understand the recipe calls for olive oil. That is unusual in a banking recipe. I just want to be sure it is olive oil and not vegetable oil. Did you use extra virgin? light? or just pure olive oil? This is on my cookie list for this year. I hope you still read your comments as I understand this post was quite some time ago. Found you on pinterest. Excited to try these. Thank you.

Hi. I understand the recipe calls for olive oil. That is unusual in a baking recipe. I just want to be sure it is olive oil and not vegetable oil. Did you use extra virgin? light? or just pure olive oil? This is on my cookie list for this year. I hope you still read your comments as I understand this post was quite some time ago. Found you on pinterest. Excited to try these. Thank you.

Has anyone had success with this recipe? Mine came out flat, I’ve made them before using a different recipe and it seems this one is lacking an extra tsp of baking powder anf another cup of flour…

I just made these and they oozed all over the tray, didn’t stay firm to push down with kiss. The only thing I did was substitute olive oil for butter. Would that cause what happened? I was so excited about these and now they look like a puffed up scone.