Christmas Kiss Cookies

These rich chocolate cookies are covered in Christmas sprinkles and topped with a Hershey’s kiss!

Christmas Kiss Cookies

If you are looking for a cookie that is perfect for Christmas, look no further than these Christmas kiss cookies! These double chocolate Hershey’s Kiss cookies are completely covered in Christmas sprinkles! Don’t they look festive??

I love Hershey’s kiss cookies. You can’t go wrong with a melty chocolate kiss in the center of a cookie! We steer clear of peanut butter desserts these days because we have a kid with a peanut allergy, but if you want a peanut butter version, try this peanut butter cup cookie!)

Christmas Kiss Cookies

This double chocolate cookie is delicious on its own, but it’s made even better by the addition of Christmas sprinkles! (Note: These nonpareil sprinkles are the ones I used!) The sprinkles added a nice crunch to the cookies and of course they make the cookies look extra Christmasy.

The sprinkles also made them irresistible to the kids! My 3 year old woke up from his nap to see these cookies cooling on the counter and his eyes got so big. The first words out of his mouth were “Wow mommy, those look so yummy!!” 🙂

Christmas Kiss Cookies

These chocolate kiss cookies are nice and easy to make as well! I love cookie recipes where the dough doesn’t need to be refrigerated, and kids will love to help you roll the balls of dough in the sprinkles! I also gave my 5 year old the job of unwrapping all the Hershey’s kisses. Apparently if you offer him a chocolate reward he can be quite the helper. 😉

These cookies would make such a pretty addition to your cookie trays this year. I hope you try them and love them as much as we do!

Christmas Kiss Cookies

Yield: Makes 25 cookies

Christmas Kiss Cookies

Christmas Kiss Cookies

These rich chocolate cookies are covered in Christmas sprinkles and topped with a Hershey's kiss!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup nonpareil sprinkles
  • 25 Hershey’s Kisses, unwrapped


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a handheld mixer, beat the butter on medium-high speed until smooth, about 1 minute. Add the sugar and beat on medium-high speed until creamed, about 2 minutes. Add the egg yolk, milk, and vanilla extract, and beat on high speed until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and up the bottom of the bowl and beat again as needed to combine.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until combined.
  5. Pour the sprinkles into a small bowl. Roll the balls of dough, about 3 teaspoons of dough per cookie, then roll each ball into the sprinkles to coat. Place the dough balls on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes.
  7. Remove the cookies from the oven and gently press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Source: Sally's Cookie Addiction, as seen on Two Peas and Their Pod

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  1. Do these freeze well ?

  2. These are so festive looking. I am going to make them for the cookie swap with my knitting group this year.

  3. How many cookies did you ge four of this recipe?

  4. Do the sprinkles not do anything In the oven? What-

  5. I made these tonight and with doubling the batch it made 35 cookies. My kiddos helped so they weren’t very uniform in size 🙂 

  6. Firstly, thanks for this festive cookie!
    Making it for the first time for Christmas cookie exchange.
    First batch made 18 “kisses” and for some reason the dough was sticky. Made a second batch exactly the same and was not as sticky?! I think I just needed to mix it better.
    This a delicious recipe especially if you love chocolate…and everyone in my family does!

  7. I love the look of these. Followed the recipe to a T and I hate  the consistency of them . Idk what happened. Maybe next time ? ‍♀️ 

  8. The dough is so wet I can’t really get it into ball form…. any ideas what I did wrong? Supposed to be in a Cookie swap at work tomorrow!

  9. These are brilliant and so easy to make. I wrapped some individually in clingfilm and put them on a Star shaped china plate as a Christmas gift for a friend. She loved them. Thank you for a great recipe.

  10. Chill the dough the form

  11. Followed recipe and turned out perfect and delicious!

  12. Hi I just made the batter followed the instructions to a T and the batter is super thin. There’s no way they will roll into balls. I dont think there’s enough flour in this recipe.  Super bummed 

  13. Mine turned out a little dry so when I rolled in sprinkles they didn’t stick.  To overcome that, I put a few drops of water in my hands when I rolled them. The sprinkles stuck famously and they looked just like the photo.  

  14. These were too dry and when the kiss is placed, they break. 

    • I’m sorry they didn’t turn out for you! I wonder if your dough was too dry (it’s easy to over-measure flour and cocoa powder!) or maybe they were baked just slightly too long? If you try again I hope you’ll let me know if that helps at all.

  15. The nonpareils didn’t stick to the dough and I found them to be a dry cookie.

    • I’m sorry they didn’t turn out well for you! I’ve found that sometimes cookies can be dry if I add too much flour or cocoa powder. If you try again, try scooping the flour and cocoa powder into the measuring cup with a spoon then leveling it with a knife. That can sometimes help you not end up with too much, which would make the cookies more dry.

  16. So to preface this, I almost didn’t make this recipe because I suck at baking cookies and with all the reviews about the dough being too wet or crumbly or whatever, I was a bit nervous. They are BEAUTIFUL tho and decided to risk it!

    I am very glad I did because holy smokes are they beautiful and I didn’t have any of the problems with the dough that I read. I didn’t have to refrigerate the dough or anything. It came out well and was very easy. The only suggestion I would make to anyone struggling or attempting is to go slow. We all seem to be in such a rush these days and I think this may account for some of the discrepancies.

    I wish Incould post pictures!!!!!

  17. These turned out perfect for me and I love how simple but festive (and tasty!) they are. Thank you. 

  18. Made this recipe afternoon and ended up doing the second batch! It turned out perfect, delicious and lots of compliments!

  19. Dough was super soft, tinkered and added too much flour. Plopped in a little sour cream and the consistency was perfect, but they still crack. 16 g balls, 12 minutes. So, same size balls, 10 minutes, still cracking, but much better. not so tough pressing the kiss.

    Used Dutch-processed cocoa, definitely worth it.

  20. Very thin cookies!! Spread super thin!! I followed the recipe exactly and I make a lot of cookies. Very disappointing.

    • It seems as this recipe is missing baking soda. That’s why they are coming out flat for some of us. I’ll try again!!

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