I've always loved the chocolate peppermint combination and when I found the Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses I knew I had to make something delicious using them. I decided to incorporate them into a scrumptious chocolate thumbprint cookie and the Peppermint Kiss Cookie was born.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer or large mixing bowl cream the butter and sugars together until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Add the vanilla and mix well.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, and salt and mix until incorporated. It will be dry.
Add the half & half and mix until incorporated.
Roll the dough into walnut sized balls and place on parchment lined baking sheet about 1-1/2 inches apart.
Bake for 9 minutes.
As soon as they are out of the oven place the peppermint kiss in the center and push down lightly until it is set in the cookie.
Cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then move to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
The chocolate and peppermint flavor of these cookies reminds me of cool winter days.