These sweet treats are a variation on the normal kiss cookie that is so often seen this time of the year. These candy cane peppermint kiss cookies are lighter than the traditional kiss cookie but super festive. Perfect for a cookie swap or to take to your child’s school party.
I love making cookies this time of the year for cookie swaps. Another great Christmas cookie recipe is the one for lemon snowball cookies. They bring out the holiday spirit just like these peppermint kiss cookies do.
If you are a fan of peppermint desserts, be sure to also check out my Rice Krispie Peppermint ball cookies. They are also perfect for Christmas.
Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies for Your Cookie Swap.
For this recipe, Instead of using the normal chocolate Hershey’s kisses, the cookies are made with their candy cane striped kisses. It gives the cookie a completely different taste and they are so festive.If you have made the traditional kiss cookies, you will know how fast they disappear from your cookie jar. Be sure to make extra of these. Your friends and family will love these and want to make they their new Christmas tradition!
The cookies are light and flaky and the candy cane kiss adds a fresh taste and smell to the delicious cookie. The dough has chopped up kisses in it which adds a delightful taste to the cookie. They are easy to make too. The hardest part is not eating the candy cane kisses after you unwrap them!
*Note: Be sure to put the cookies in the freezer immediately after adding the kisses to them. If you don’t, the heat of the cookie will melt the kiss and you won’t have the same delightful looking cookie with the little kiss point in the middle.
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to also check out my gingerbread house tips. It shows how to use candy canes in the design as well as many other suggestions for the perfect gingerbread house.