Chocolate Mint Kiss Crinkles

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

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.

Yield: About 60 cookies

Prep Time: 25 min + chill time

Cook Time: 12 min


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.


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  • Stephanie Mossey wrote:

    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!!

  • Sandi wrote:

    How many cookies does this recipe make?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Should make about 60

  • Jacqueline wrote:

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

  • robin wrote:

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

  • angela @ anotherbiteplease wrote:

    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! 🙂

  • Dani wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      No- the freezing step is the solidify the Kisses.

  • Alicia wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

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

  • Betsy @JavaCupcake wrote:

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

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Were they well-chilled?

  • juliette wrote:

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

  • Racheal wrote:

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

  • Elizabeth Howes wrote:

    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!

  • Carlie wrote:

    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?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @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 🙂

  • sarahbethy wrote:

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