Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Dark chocolate cookies rolled in sugar and then topped with a Hershey’s Candy Cane Kiss chocolate.  These cute little Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies will disappear from those holiday cookie trays in no time at all.

Chocolate cookies rolled in sugar and topped with a Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss will be so pretty on your holiday cookie trays.

You look like you could use some chocolate to get you through the day today.  Do I have a special treat for you?!?!

Today I am joining with a group of awesome bloggers to bring you treats that have been made with Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.  There are so many fun ideas in these posts…your cookie trays will be the talk of any party for sure when you make any one of these decadent treats.  I say bring on the chocolate.


I don’t know about you, but I just love this time of year.  I think it has something to do with all the cookies and fudge and candy that is always sure to be anywhere we go.   Yes, my sweet tooth gets a workout more than normal during the holidays.  Thank goodness for weights and treadmills to keep me in check.

Chocolate cookies rolled in sugar and topped with a Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss will be so pretty on your holiday cookie trays.

One thing that is an absolute must during the holidays is a cookie baking marathon.  Just make sure you don’t wrap your cookies in ziplock bags or saran wrap and put them on a tray INSIDE the oven.

Yes, that happened to us one year.  We spent all day making cookies and chocolate covered pretzels.  Then we had to be somewhere…it has been so long ago that I don’t remember all the details clearly any more.  The only thing that stands out are the trays of ruined cookies.  All that hard work into the garbage.  You see, we had a dog who liked to steal goodies, so I thought I was being smart by hiding the trays and bags from her.  Turns out I’m not as smart as I think because we got home and I had one more cookie I wanted to make the next day.

You know where this is going, right?  Yup, I turned the oven on and started to work on the cookie dough.  Of course the smell of burning plastic had me crying pretty quickly.  Every since then I have been a compulsive oven checker.  I turn the oven on and open the door every.single.time now.

Chocolate cookies rolled in sugar and topped with a Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss will be so pretty on your holiday cookie trays.

These cute little chocolate cookies have a little bit of extra flair from the red and white sugar that they were rolled in.  Make sure you look for the sugar that is a little bit coarser so it stands out better.  And the candy cane kiss on top totally sets it off.

I just love the contrast of the dark cookie with the the holiday kiss on top.

Chocolate cookies rolled in sugar and topped with a Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss will be so pretty on your holiday cookie trays.

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Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 36 cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Chocolate cookies topped with a Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss are a great treat for holiday cookie trays.


1/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
2/3 cup dark cocoa powder (Hershey's)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
coarse red and white sanding sugar
36 Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped


  1. Beat the butter and sugars until creamy. Add the yogurt and egg and beat again. Sift together the cocoa powder, baking soda, and flour. Slowly beat into the butter mixture. Roll into 36 balls and roll in the red and white sugar. The dough will be very sticky. Place on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool on baking sheet for 1-2 minutes. Remove to a sheet of wax paper on the counter. Press a kiss into the top of each cookie. Do not move the cookies until they are completely cool and the kiss has set back up. Store in a sealed container. Makes 36 cookies.

Chocolate cookies rolled in sugar and topped with a Hershey's Candy Cane Kiss will be so pretty on your holiday cookie trays.

Check out these links to all the amazing Hershey’s and Reese’s treats…I am in the mood for chocolate for sure now.

Other holiday treats to enjoy using Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates:

Peppermint Kiss Popcorn

Peppermint Kiss Popcorn

pretzel bark

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark

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  1. says

    Yikes, sorry to hear about the burnt saran wrapped cookies. I have left baked cookies that I forgot about in the oven before too but they weren’t wrapped yet. They still ended up burning though and had to be tossed away hehe.
    These cookies look incredible Jocelyn! These are one of my favorite holiday cookies – I love stocking up on these Peppermint Hershey Kisses :) Love how pretty these cookies look with the colored sanding sugar :)

  2. says

    Jocelyn, I feel your pain with the burning plastic wrap in the oven but I can do you one better. How about a plastic serving tray? So glad my oven came with 3 racks! Even though I scrubbed that sucker clean for hours, I still swear I can smell the plastic any time I have to use that extra rack!

    Your cookies look amazing. I’m in love with those peppermint Kisses, I think I ate a whole bag by my self. And I love how your sugar shows up on your chocolate cookie, so festive!
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  3. Courtney M says

    How cool, my mom & I had this same idea :) Everybody makes the standard peanut blossoms, so we figured chocolate cookies with candy cane kisses would be an awesome combo. The only drawback is having to give the cookies away….maybe we’ll get gifted with some ourselves this year LOL

  4. says

    Love how you rolled them in the red and white sugar! So cute with the kiss on top. I have the same dog issue so I hide stuff in the microwave… its a good trick because you dont have to preheat it… but sometimes it isnt large enough. So they go on top of the toaster. The toaster height gives enough she cant get to them I guess.
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  5. says

    Really loving all those chocolaty desserts! Your cookies are so cute and I want to eat all of them. :) I love that you roll the cookies in red and white sanding sugar. Adds a little more color with that candy cane kiss! Those are definitely one of my favorite holiday candies to bake with.
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  6. says

    Ugh! I hate it when I leave something the oven and forget about it :(

    A month or so ago, I had a few loaves of bread rising with plastic wrap over them and I forgot to take the wrap off before I put them in the oven!! I was so depressed because I don’t make bread very often and I needed it for a blog post.

    P.S. Back to the cookies.. they look amazing! I am sure they taste as good as they look :)
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  7. Alice says

    I been following your blog for a while now, and I really wanted to try these to give away as Christmas presents. However, I’ve never had much luck baking cookies, but I thought I’d give it a shot. They turned out great – just like your pictures! They taste great too. I did add an extra step to your instructions. After I rolled them in sugar, I froze them for 20 minutes to keep them from spreading too thin, which worked perfectly. Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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