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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies with Peppermint Kisses

I love chocolate crinkle cookies for the Holidays. This recipe with a peppermint kiss on top is so fudgy, simple to make, and over the top delicious.

chocolate crinkle cookies

I hope your Christmas prep is going well.  I wanted to share this cookie with you in case you’re looking for another treat for your Christmas cookie platter.   These chocolate crinkles are SO good, and I wanted you to know about them STAT.

These chocolate crinkle cookies have a unique twist….there are chocolate chips in the batter.


I cannot believe what a huge difference this addition makes for chocolate crinkles.

All my life I’ve been enjoying chocolate crinkles without chocolate chips, and still thinking they were delicious.

Now that I’ve met chocolate chip crinkle cookies, there’s just no going back.  The chips add more chocolatey goodness and a nice texture to the cookie.

The chocolate dough with the chocolate chips, hershey kiss, and powdered sugar covering it, is just wonderful.

Tips for this easy chocolate crinkle cookies recipe:

  1. Do not overbake.  The cookies will be nice and puffy after 9 minutes.  They will look soft, but it is time to remove them from the oven.
  2. I suggest removing the wrappers from the hershey kisses while the cookies are in the oven, because you need to put the kisses in the cookies as soon as they are removed from the oven.  We had a fire drill with two of us feverishly removing the wrappers for our first tray.

Hope you enjoy this delicious and moist chocolate crinkles recipe as much as we did!

Other Christmas cookie ideas:

Chocolate Cornflake Cookies

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Peppermint Bark Recipe

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

 

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

I love chocolate crinkle cookies for the Holidays. This recipe with a peppermint kiss on top is so fudgy, simple to make, and over the top delicious. Chocolate chips are in the batter - such a GREAT idea. 

Course cookies, Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Calories 2933 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softenedd
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (or regular size chips)
  • 24 candy cane swirled hershey kisses

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix together the butter, sugar, and brown sugar on medium high until light and fluffy.  This should take about 2 minutes.

  3. Add in the eggs, vanilla extract and peppermint extract.  Mix on medium until the batter has lightened in color.  This should take about 2-3 minutes.

  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.  Toss and stir in the chocolate chips to the dry mixture.

  5. Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.

  6. Cover mixing bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.  This will help baking the rolling the dough balls easier.

  7. Pour powdered sugar into bowl.  Scoop out about a tablespoon size of dough and roll into a ball with your hands.  Roll dough ball in powdered sugar.

  8. Place dough balls on prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  The cookies puff up and spread on the sheet.

  9. Cook in preheated oven for 9 minutes.  Do not overbake.  You want to retain the yummy fudgy texture.  

  10. Remove cookie tray from oven and immediately press Hershey kisses into the middle of cookies.   Cool cookies on tray for about 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to wire rack for further cooling.  

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2933 Calories from Fat 630
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 70g 108%
Saturated Fat 39g 195%
Cholesterol 370mg 123%
Sodium 2173mg 91%
Potassium 1145mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 555g 185%
Dietary Fiber 25g 100%
Sugars 360g
Protein 53g 106%
Vitamin A 13.5%
Calcium 54.9%
Iron 111.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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I love chocolate crinkle cookies for the Holidays.  This recipe with a peppermint kiss on top is so fudgy, simple to make, and over the top delicious.    Chocolate chips are in the batter - such a GREAT idea.

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