Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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These festive and colorful homemade Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies will be the center of your holiday cookie tray, delighting family and friends.

Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Freshly baked cookies are always welcome. That being said, they really have become a sign of the holiday season. Change up a couple of ingredients and add a piece of popular holiday candy and you have Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies. The look of these festive, colorful cookies will make them the center of your holiday cookie tray. The taste and appearance of these Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies will delight both family and friends. Here’s instructions for how to make them.

This recipe makes 2-3 dozen cookies.

Equipment Needed

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  • stand mixer OR hand mixer and large mixing bowl
  • mixing bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • small ice cream scoop
  • baking trays
  • whisk

Cook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PiecePyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetPyrex 3-Piece Glass Measuring Cup SetPyrex 8 Piece Smart Essentials Bowl SetPyrex 8 Piece Smart Essentials Bowl SetHamilton Beach Hand Mixer with Snap-On CaseHamilton Beach Hand Mixer with Snap-On CaseHamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand MixerHamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand MixerOXO Good Grips Stainless Cookie Scoop, SmallOXO Good Grips Stainless Cookie Scoop, SmallNordicware Aluminum Baker's Half Sheet (2Pk)Nordicware Aluminum Baker’s Half Sheet (2Pk)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup red sanding sugar
  • 24-36 peppermint bark hershey kisses, unwrapped

Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees f.

Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar

Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined

Add in the red food coloring and mix until combined

In a large bowl, mix the flour and cocoa powder until combined.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough and roll into a ball

Roll the cookie dough into the red sanding sugar and place onto the cookie sheet

Repeat steps for 11 more cookies

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes

Once cookies are baked, let cool for 2 minutes before placing a hershey kiss in the center

Repeat steps with remaining dough

Let cookie sit for 20 minutes to cool completely.

If you’re looking for some other holiday desserts, check out my Peppermint Smore Cookies, Christmas Oreo Truffles, Oreo Truffle Holiday Ornaments, Christmas Tree Cupcakes, and Holiday Bundt Cake.

Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees f. Using a standing mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and brown sugar Add in the egg and vanilla and mix until combined Add in the red food coloring and mix until combined In a large bowl, mix the flour and cocoa powder until combined. Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough and roll into a ball Roll the cookie dough into the red sanding sugar and place onto the cookie sheet Repeat steps for 11 more cookies Bake in the oven for 10 minutes Once cookies are baked, let cool for 2 minutes before placing a hershey kiss in the center Repeat steps with remaining dough Let cookie sit for 20 minutes to cool completely. If you're looking for some other holiday desserts, check out my Peppermint Smore Cookies, Christmas Oreo Truffles, Oreo Truffle Holiday Ornaments, Christmas Tree Cupcakes, and Holiday Bundt Cake.

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    21 comments

    Alli Smith December 22, 2017 - 6:21 am

    Red Velvet is one of my favorite flavors and thumbprint cookies are so pretty, especially these! They would be a welcome addition to any holiday party.

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    candy December 22, 2017 - 8:25 am

    These are always a hit whenever I make them. They truly make a statement when you set them out. Pick me, pick me. I always bring home an empty container.

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    Amber Myers December 22, 2017 - 10:33 am

    Yum, I do love my peppermint. These cookies look scrumptious! I’ll have to make them over the holiday break.

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    pat. December 22, 2017 - 10:54 am

    Could spearmint be substituted?

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    Liz Mays December 22, 2017 - 1:33 pm

    These are too cute and I bet they’re delicious! I think these would be super fun to make for the family.

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    Angelic Sinova December 22, 2017 - 1:44 pm

    Red Velvet and Peppermint? Sign me up! I’ve made Kiss Cookies before with peanut butter but I’ve never tried making them with Red Velvet and Peppermint. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe out soon!

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    Brandy December 22, 2017 - 4:43 pm

    These red velvet peppermint kiss cookies look so yummy! I will have to try to make them for my trio soon!

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    Sue Reddel December 22, 2017 - 4:44 pm

    These holiday cookies look so deliciously adorable. The peppermint and the red velvet sound like a winning combination.

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    Ashley December 22, 2017 - 7:56 pm

    My mother is all about peppermint kisses. She would love these

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    Ali || Veggies by Candlelight December 22, 2017 - 8:54 pm

    I love peppermint kisses, especially paired with cookies! I’ve never made red velvet cookies before this recipe looks delicious.

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    Pam December 22, 2017 - 11:06 pm

    I love peppermint kisses. This sounds like the perfect holiday cookie recipe. I need to make these.

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    ricci December 23, 2017 - 12:30 am

    I would never have thought to pair red velvet and peppermint but those cookies are gorgeous! I bet they taste as good as they look, yum!

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    Rosey December 23, 2017 - 7:51 am

    That is a nice twist on a traditional favorite. Peppermint is always the perfect choice too, for this time of year! Merry Christmas to you!

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    Tomi C December 23, 2017 - 7:52 am

    Something about peppermint reminds me of the holidays. I love red velvet also so this pairing sounds like something I would bake.

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    Heather December 23, 2017 - 11:16 am

    These look so good! I need to be more of a baker. I have friends and neighbors I barely know who have made me wonderful batches of delicious cookies and fudge and I have nothing to give back! This looks wonderful!

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    Jeanine December 23, 2017 - 3:32 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever had red velvet before! I would love to make these they look just delicious and I love the kisses!

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    Ann Bacciaglia December 23, 2017 - 6:51 pm

    I love anything with peppermint and red velvet cake is one of my favorite types. This sounds like a yummy combination.

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    Nikka Shae December 23, 2017 - 9:26 pm

    I love me some red velvet, and now with peppermint mint also infused sounds wonderful.

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    Bohemian Babushka December 23, 2017 - 11:05 pm

    Those are CUTISIMOS! Bet they’re deliciosos too. Gracias for the recipe; looking forward to sharing with The Grands.

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    Anosa December 24, 2017 - 2:27 am

    I love red velvet everything and these cookies look absolutely delicious, I definitely need to make some too

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    Our Family World December 26, 2017 - 12:40 am

    Looks really good. I am saving this recipe and make some for our New Year’s Celebration. Red velvet and peppermint sounds yummy!

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