Chocolate Peppermint Blossoms Recipe

Carrie Vasios Mullins

A holiday take on the traditional blossom cookie: a cakey chocolate cookie with a festive peppermint Kiss.

Note: I highly recommend using a cookie scoop for these cookies so that they come out as round as possible.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 24 cookies

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  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, such as Valhrona

  • 1/4 teaspoon instant espresso (optional)

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 24 peppermint Hershey's Kisses


  1. Adjust oven rack to upper and lower middle positions and preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and espresso (if using). Set aside.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix just until dough comes together.

  4. Use a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop to drop dough onto prepared cookie sheets. Cook until starting dough just starts to crinkle at the top, 12-15 minutes.

  5. Press a kiss into the center of each cookie. Let cool completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Special equipment

stand mixer, baking sheets, parchment paper

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
141 Calories
6g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 24
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 31mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 17mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)