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I love the holidays, but they just got that much sweeter with these simple and delicious Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies. 
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time1 hr 8 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best christmas cookies, candy cane cookies, candy cane kisses, Chocolate Cookies, chocolate peppermint cookies
Servings: 48 people
Calories: 169kcal


  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup +2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (10 ounce) package Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses (unwrapped)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint extract. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder. 
  • Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.  Fold in chocolate chips. 
  • Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to avoid cookies from flattening.
  • After your dough has chilled, drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until set up but the centers are still soft. 
  • Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Top each cookie with an unwrapped Candy Cane Kiss. 
  • Allow to cool long enough for the Kisses to harden.


Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg