Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

I am finally back! After a few busy days, getting locked out of my admin page, and traveling about I have finally had some time to get my bake on. :) So, without further ado. I would like to welcome everyone officially to the season of food comas, tryptophan-induced naps and sugar overloads. What can I say, I am obsessed with love the holidays.

So, when we walked into Target and suddenly my husband stopped in his tracks in front of the rack filled with the Hershey’s holiday flavored kisses, I knew it was time to break out some new cookies for this year. We especially love the candy cane flavored white chocolate kisses with little bits of peppermint in them. So Addicting! So, when we came home with a bag, I set to work on trying to figure out a recipe to use these little guys. Now, I usually try to make most things from scratch. But, the holidays are all about making bulk batches in a short period of time. SO, this recipe does use a box of Betty Crocker brownie mix to make these super easy and super yummy. My first batch yielded about 60 cookies. Which is pretty amazing, since 24 hours later we had about 15 left. These are hands down one of my new favorite holiday cookies. And if you live close by, there is a good chance you will be getting a few of these in the next month or so. :)

Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies


  • 1 bag (about 60 pieces) Peppermint Kiss Candy
  • 1 package (1 lb. 6.5 oz.) brownie mix (I used Hershey’s Supreme mix with the package of syrup)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet. Unwrap kisses and set aside in a cool place.
  2. Stir brownie mix, cocoa, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together until well mixed. Let mixture cool in refrigerator 15-20 minutes.
  3. Remove mixture from fridge and drop teaspoons of batter onto prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, until set. Let cookies cool on wire rack for about 5-6 minutes. Then transfer to a flat surface and press in the kiss in the center. (This will keep the kisses from melting all over the cookie, although it does kind of taste good that way too.) Cool completely and serve.

5 Responses to “Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies”

  1. What cute little cookies! I’ve never seen those kisses before. I’ll be on the lookout now!

  2. Michelle says:

    I have to look for these next time I’m grocery shopping. Fun!

  3. Joanne says:

    I need to find a Target. All of these fantabulous Hershey’s flavored kisses are passing me by! These cookies look so delicious…nothing like mint and chocolate.

  4. alex says:

    wow – these look so yummy. In fact, they look like the perfect thing to make and send with your husband when he goes to work!!! :)

  5. Kim says:

    I am making the cookies for our first family cookie exchange! I also added crushed peppermint sticks to the cookie batter prior to refridgerating as suggested on another site. Super excited to see how these are received, who knows your recipe may set the standard for years to come, huge thanks!