Chocolate Mint Kiss Crinkles

This recipe has been featured in a post on The Recipe Girl blog:ย  Chocolate Mint Crinkles with Mint Truffle Kisses

Yield: About 60 cookies

Prep Time: 25 min + chill time

Cook Time: 12 min

Chocolate Crinkles with Mint Truffle Kisses

When I created this cookie recipe, I ran to my computer and shared them on the blog immediately. They're irresistible.


2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon green colored sugar (optional)
bag of mint truffle flavored Hershey's Kisses


1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together sugar, oil, and eggs until well mixed. Whisk in extracts.

3. Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1/2 Tablespoon balls. Roll balls into mixture of powdered sugar/green sugar. Place on cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes, until cookies crackle and dough doesn't look raw. While cookies are baking, unwrap the kisses and make some room in your refrigerator or freezer for the cookie sheets. When the cookies come out of the oven, immediately place a kiss in the center of each cookie and press lightly. The kisses will start to get melty, so it's best if you are able to place the cookie sheet (with the kiss cookies still on it) directly into the freezer or refrigerator until the kisses can cool off and set up.


18 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Kiss Crinkles”

  1. postedDec 17, 2009 10:00 AM

    I’m making these and the candy cane cookie bars today. They look delicious!

  2. postedNov 17, 2010 6:22 AM

    These look wonderful! Do you think it would be possible to make them gluten-free? What kind of flour could be used to replace regular flour, and would other ingredients have to be modified?

    • postedNov 17, 2010 5:27 PM

      @Carlie, I wish I could tell you how to modify them… I’m not real experienced in making baking recipes GF yet! Gluten Free Girl is going to be featuring re-done Christmas cookie recipes on her blog in December. She’s asking her readers to submit regular Christmas cookie recipes and she will modify them to make the GF and feature them on her blog. Maybe you could submit this one to her? Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. postedNov 30, 2010 4:25 PM
    Elizabeth Howes

    I can’t tell you how much a big bite of one of these would hit the spot right now. And, I love how you made them in the traditional peanut butter-chocolate format. Great idea!

  4. postedDec 8, 2011 4:56 PM

    This cookie was sooo good. The only thing is that the kiss in the middle was too overwelming.

  5. postedDec 16, 2011 1:50 PM

    i made them minus the peppermint extract and i wrapped the dough around the kiss and baked them that way…. MAGNIFICO!!!

  6. postedNov 15, 2012 6:41 AM

    I made these today but they spread out on my pan instead of rising… any suggestions on what could have caused this? Thanks!

    • postedNov 15, 2012 7:23 PM

      Were they well-chilled?

  7. postedNov 25, 2012 1:47 PM

    I’m assuming the powdered sugar is just for sprinkling on top – is that right? Thanks!

    • postedNov 26, 2012 12:05 PM

      it’s in the directions… as rolling the balls in powdered sugar.

  8. postedDec 4, 2012 4:45 PM

    If I were to make these without the hersey’s, do i still have to freeze them after baking? (: x

    • postedDec 5, 2012 5:57 AM

      No- the freezing step is the solidify the Kisses.

  9. postedDec 9, 2012 3:25 PM

    just made these today – they turned out perfectly delicious…the only hard part was not eating the mint kisses before we had a chance to put on the cookie! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. postedDec 13, 2012 2:53 PM

    these look so yummy.. cant wait to try recipe for this christmas. thanks for sharing

  11. postedDec 8, 2014 11:36 AM

    these are my husbands perfect cookie. Baking them now for the Christmas Parade tonight. Bringing them and some hot chocolate. Thanks for the recipe!

  12. postedDec 25, 2015 2:33 PM

    How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • postedDec 26, 2015 8:15 AM

      Should make about 60

  13. postedOct 10, 2016 7:58 PM
    Stephanie Mossey

    I made these last year and they were TO DIE FOR! While I am a great cook I am a horrible baker. The fact that mine came out good says a lot about this recipe!! They will be made again this year!!

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