Peppermint Kisses

First, I bite the soft tip of the kiss, slowly melting the minty white chocolate in my mouth while nibbling the little crunchy bits of peppermint candy. Next, I bite into the cookie, taking a small piece of the kiss with me, a hint of soft mint brushing against the buttery richness of the chewy cookie. I small gasp of pleasure escaped my lips as I chew the delicate morsel slowly and deliberately. This, was heaven.

Have I got your attention?

OK, because these cookies really are that good.

This is the first cookie from the the 2012 series of Master Cookie Dough: one dough, many cookies.

Recipe: Peppermint Kisses


  • 1 cup master cookie dough
  • 20 Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  3. Pinch off about a teaspoon of dough. Roll it into a 1″ ball using CLEAN HANDS.
  4. Place the balls onto the baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for 12-14 minutes, until soft but lightly golden brown.
  6. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss into the top of each cookie.
  7. The candies will begin to soften, so let the cookies cool on the baking sheet so the kiss can become firm again.
  8. Makes about 20 cookies

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time: 12 minute(s)