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Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for a fun new chocolate chip cookie?! Try my Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies. They are great for sending as gifts to your family and friends this season!

Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

If I had a dollar for every cookie I’ve made….that would be awesome, lol! You have to give my latest recipe a try. I found those adorable mini Hershey Kissses in the baking isle and knew they would make an awesome cookie. I also added a touch of peppermint for the perfect festive touch.

Break out your stand mixers and enjoy!

Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Anyone else LOVING these? They are the perfect size for cookies. Now I need to go find another bag at the grocery store 🙂

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Start with 2 sticks of butter in your favorite stand mixer.

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Sugar time!

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Brown sugar up next.

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A touch of vanilla.

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So the last couple months I have been loving my doTERRA essential oils. Mostly for helping prevent my family from getting sick this season/my boys asthma issues, but you can also use them in baking and cooking too. I added 3-4 drops of my peppermint oil right to the bowl and talk about the best flavor cookies ever! You can also use a splash of peppermint extract from your grocery store if you’d rather.

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Dry ingredients up next.

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I always love adding vanilla instant pudding mix  to my cookie dough. You’ll love the texture it brings the cookies. Please note, you can leave this out if you don’t have it on hand 🙂

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Mini Hershey Kiss time!

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I added some white chips too. Add any chip you like.

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Time for the oven.

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Ahhh, ready to munch! Enjoy 🙂

Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies


Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Hershey Kiss Peppermint Chocolate Chip CookiesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3-4 drops Peppermint essential oil
  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose Gold Medal Flour
  • 1/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 bag Mini Hershey Kiss morsels
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. Cream butter and sugars into a stand mixer until creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and peppermint oil or peppermint extract. Beat until well combined. Slowly add flour, pudding mix, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined then add mini kisses and white chips. Beat until combined then with a cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Serve room temperature.

Makes 3 dozen plus cookies

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  1. 1

    If I had a dollar for every cookie I’ve made….that would be awesome, lol! <— You and me both! Although you probably have me beat bc you are truly the cookie queen! Love these, Jenny! The pudding mix and the white choc, nice. pinned

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    Maria says:

    Love these Jenny!

  3. 3

    It does look like perfection! Pinning to my Kisses board. I’m in love with peppermint this year!

  4. 4

    Mmmm…love chocolate/peppermint combo! Fantastic-looking cookies, Jenny!

  5. 5

    I NEED those Hershey Kisses — these are too fabulous!!

  6. 6

    Those cookies are just packed with kisses and chips! Nice!

  7. 7

    These have everything good going on in them!! Perfect for Holiday baking!

  8. 8

    love that this is full of peppermint flavor! the mini kisses are adorable!

  9. 9

    I have yet to try pudding cookies, but these look amazing! I love anything with peppermint. Sort of obsessed. I still can’t steer myself away from getting mint chocolate chip (so predictable) every time I visit an ice cream place.

  10. 10

    It’s officially time to kick off Christmas!! It’s Peppermint EVERTHING time, I love these!

  11. 11

    Adding the mini Hershey Kiss morsels to my shopping list! These cookies need to happen!

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    naomi says:

    Oh, if I could have a dollar for every cookie recipe of yours I drool over! LOL.

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    Jeannie says:

    Where did you find the Hershey mini kisses? Doesn’t look as though Walmart or Target will be carrying them and I couldn’t find them at my local grocery….

  14. 14

    Mini kisses! These are a must have. Chocolate peppermint is my favorite flavor combo ever!

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    Christina says:

    I bought a bag of peppermint Hershey’s yesterday. I wonder if it would be peppermint overload to add them to these cookies!

  17. 17

    Love the mini Kisses! I remember my mom buying a hot cocoa that had them in there. Too cute:)

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    marla says:

    Love that there is peppermint in these cookies!

  20. 20

    Loving these kiss cookies, looks yummy!

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    Linda says:

    If you don’t care for pepperment would just a little vanilla be okay?

  22. 22

    LOVE your green mixer with the clear glass bowl!!! <3 Oh… the cookies look pretty darn yummy too!

  23. 23

    The cookies look yummy..and now to google doTERRA oils! 🙂

  24. 24
    Gaby says:

    Can’t get enough of the holiday cookies and I know I will love these for sure!

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    Alexandria says:

    Ohh, these cookies are so to die for! Yummy!

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    Amanda says:

    These look so good… I am going to make them soon!!

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    Jennifer says:

    Hi Jenny! These sound amazing! I have everything to make these except the peppermint oil. I do have extract, though. About how much would I add? Can’t wait to try these!

  29. 29

    These look sssooo good! I was just thinking I wanted to make something peppermint – these fit perfectly for what I was looking for! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

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    Ashley says:

    This recipe is the absolute best! I like using cheesecake pudding mix with these and they are great even without the peppermint extract. These cookies are a big hit every time I make them so thank you for such a great recipe! 🙂

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