These delightful peppermint kiss cookies are a cinch, yielding a generous batch of 48 treats perfect for cookie exchanges, holiday parties, and gifts.

This recipe costs about $18.92 to make these cookies. The recipe makes forty-eight cookies and costs approximately $0.39 per cookie.

Peppermint Cookies on a wire rack.

Peppermint Cookies

If you love all things peppermint, you will love these cookies. You will get your peppermint fix in these cookies with three different types of peppermint. 

You will get 4 dozen cookies with this recipe to share with friends and family. They’re easy to make and are the perfect holiday cookie. They will quickly become your favorite Christmas cookies!

What You’ll Love About Peppermint Kiss Cookies:

  • Festive Flavor: Peppermint is a must during the holiday season. These cookies are loaded with peppermint flavor from Hershey Kisses, candy canes, and Andes peppermint crunch baking chips.  
  • Texture: These cookies have a chewy center with an added crunch from the crushed candy canes and baking chips. 
  • Large Batch Recipe: This recipe makes 48 cookies, making them perfect for adding to a holiday cookie tray, cookie swaps, and delivering to friends and family. 
The finished Peppermint Cookie recipe on a wire rack.

Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

Per Serving Cost: $0.39

Recipe Cost: $18.92

  • 10-ounce package Peppermint Hershey Kisses – $5.49
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour – $0.36
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder – $0.58
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda – $0.01
  • ½ teaspoon table salt – $0.01
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes – $1.15
  • 1 cup unsalted butter – $2.24
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar – $0.45
  • 2 large eggs – $0.72
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – $0.46
  • 10-ounce package Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips – $7.45

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in December 2023.

All of the ingredients needed to make this recipe.

How To Make Peppermint Cookies

***For complete recipe instructions and a recipe video, see the recipe card below.

  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Then, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. 
  4. Next, add the vanilla and beat in the eggs one at a time. 
  5. Then, add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and stir until combined. 
  6. Mix in the crushed candy canes and baking chips to the dough.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheets and bake for seven to eight minutes. 
  8. Finally, press the peppermint kisses into the center of each cookie immediately after removing the baking sheets from the oven. Set the cookie sheets on a wire rack to cool completely before serving.  

A picture collage showing how to make this recipe.

Recipe Variations:

  • Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies: Instead of Andes Peppermint Baking Chips, use mini chocolate chips.
  • Peppermint White Chocolate Cookies: Instead of Andes Peppermint Baking Chips, use white chocolate chips.

Storage Tips:

STORE: Place the cookies in an airtight container once they are cool. They will keep fresh for 5 days. 

FREEZE: Place the cookies in a freezer-safe container and freeze for three months.

THAW: Thaw the peppermint kiss cookies at room temperature for 2-3 hours.

Peppermint Cookies Recipe FAQs:

What makes cookies fluffy and not flat?

Baking powder helps create fluffy cookies, so I add a little more baking powder to these cookies.

Also, for the best results, be sure to use room-temperature butter and do not microwave it. If the butter is melted before adding it to the cookies, it can result in flat cookies. 

The ratio of wet to dry ingredients makes all the difference in the texture of cookies. I’ve tested this recipe over and over to create the perfect ratio of ingredients to create slightly crispy edges of the cookies with a chewy center. 

Seven Peppermint Cookies stacked on each other.

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A pile of Peppermint Kiss Cookies on a platter.
5 from 3 votes

Peppermint Cookies

Recipe Cost $ $18.92
Serving Cost $ $0.39
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 3 minutes
48 people
Packed with peppermint flavor and topped with a festive candy kiss, these quick and easy peppermint cookies capture the essence of holiday cheer in every delicious morsel.

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • stand mixer or handheld mixer
  • Cookie scoop
  • cookie sheets
  • wire racks

Ingredients
 
 

  • 10 ounce package Peppermint Hershey Kisses
  • 3 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened but still cool
  • 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 10- ounce package Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips

Instructions

PREP OVEN AND PANS:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 2 cookie sheets with either parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Unwrap the Peppermint Kisses.

MAKE COOKIE DOUGH:

  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • On low speed, add the vanilla and beat in the eggs one at a time until combined. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter and egg mixture and mix until just combined.
  • Add the crushed candy canes and Andes baking chips to the dough and mix until combined.

BAKE COOKIES:

  • Using a 1-tablespoon scoop, scoop the dough onto your prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until the cookies are puffed up and the edges just begin to set.

TO FINISH:

  • Immediately press the Peppermint Kisses into the center of each cookie. Move cookie sheets to a wire rack to cool completely before moving them off the sheets.
  • Move cookie sheets to a wire rack to cool completely before moving them off the sheets.

Video

Notes

To make sure that the Peppermint Kisses don’t melt and lose their signature shape, do not remove the cookies from the cookie sheets until they’re cool and the Peppermint Kisses are solid again.
To speed up this process, I very carefully place my cookie sheets in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.8mg

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2 Comments

  1. These look so amazing…thank you for sharing.

  2. Tina Louise says:

    I never used much peppermint in my cooking before. but this year my daughter made some peppermint bark which we loved. now I am interested in finding more recipes with peppermint