Chocolate Kiss Cookies are chewy homemade chocolate cookies rolled in Valentine sprinkles and topped with a Hershey’s kiss!
Baking up something sweet to share with friends and family is an easy way to show up for Valentine’s Day! Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars and Strawberries & Champagne Cake Balls also make great sweet treats to share!
These Chocolate Kiss Cookies resemble the classic Peanut Butter Blossoms that are also topped with Hershey’s kisses. The biggest difference being that these are chocolate cookies instead of peanut butter and are dressed up for Valentine’s!
Don’t worry though, these are seriously just as delicious!
This recipe lets you cross treats for Valentine’s Day off your list while also spending time in the kitchen with the kids! Their little hands are the best help for unwrapping all those yummy Hershey’s kisses!
Chocolate Kiss Cookies Ingredients
Using pantry staples and a couple of store-bought ingredients you’ll be able to whip up two dozen cookies! The perfect amount to share while also sneaking some off to the side for yourself!
Cocoa powder, flour, salt, unsalted butter, granulated sugar, an egg, whole milk, and vanilla extract make up the cookies themselves.
Two packs of Valentine’s nonpareils and a bag of Hershey’s kisses are used to dress the cookies up! My family loves the caramel kisses but feel free to choose what you and your family prefer!
How To Make Chocolate Kiss Cookies
- Cream together the butter and sugar, and add in the egg, milk, and vanilla until combined. Then, add in the dry ingredients.
- Freeze the dough in plastic wrap for about 20 minutes or until firm.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Then coat each cookie dough ball in the nonpareils, tossing them to coat. Then bake the cookies about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for about 12 minutes.
- Press a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie before removing them from the pan. Then allow cookies to cool completely to room temperature on a wire rack.
Make these cookies for any holiday by switching out the color of the nonpareils or use rainbow for an everyday sweet treat!
How To Store Chocolate Kiss Cookies
You can store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If your home is particularly warm consider keeping them in the refrigerator to prevent the Hershey’s Kisses from melting.
Can I Use Different Flavors Of Hershey’s Kisses?
Of course! We really like using caramel kisses on our cookies but whatever variety your family loves will go great on top of this chocolate cookie.
Hershey’s Hugs with white cream or Kisses Lava Cake would also make for a super yummy Chocolate Kiss Cookie!
How Come There’s No Baking Powder In This Recipe?
Not having baking powder in this recipe actually allows the cookies to be denser which produces a chewier cookie.
Since there’s still plenty of time to choose which sweets to make for your loved ones be sure to check out my other Valentine’s Day recipes as well!
- Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – Enjoy a slice of this rich, moist cake!
- Chocolate Covered Strawberries – A Valentine’s Day loved by everyone!
- Cherry Pecan Cream Cheese Muffins – So good you can easily pass these off as a dessert!
- Soft Champagne Sugar Cookies – The perfect celebration cookie to share with the ones you love!
- Strawberry Mousse Cups – Fluffy strawberry mousse served a chocolate shell!
Chocolate Kiss Cookies
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Chocolate Kiss Cookies
- Heat the oven to 350°F and grease or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa, all-purpose flour, and salt. Set aside.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar until combined.
- Add the egg, milk, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
- Add in the cocoa mixture and beat on low until just combined.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 20 minutes to firm.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and roll each cookie dough ball in the nonpareils, tossing to coat the entire thing.
- Place each cookie about 2 inches apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 12 minutes, or until set.
- Remove from the oven and press a Hershey Kiss into the center of each cookie before removing and allowing to cool on a wire rack.
- You can store the chocolate kiss cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week. If your house is particularly warm, you may want to put them in the fridge to keep the Hershey Kisses from melting.
- We love to use the caramel kisses on our cookies, but whatever variety your family loves will go great on top of this chocolate cookie.