Red Velvet Peppermint Kiss Cookies


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


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.