Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies

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Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies are a gorgeous addition to any cookie platter at the holidays but are so simple to make, you can whip up a couple dozen of them in about 20 minutes with just 4 ingredients! Chocolate sugar cookies rolled in crystalized sugar and decorated with a candy kiss. What’s not to love?

Simple Chocolate Sugar Kisses

Have you ever found yourself needing to bake something quick? Whether you are invited somewhere last minute, an office potluck gets sprung on you, or maybe you just get a craving for something sweet and you need it stat. These chocolate kiss cookies are perfect!

They begin with a refrigerated sugar cookie dough, mix it up with some cocoa powder, then roll them in sugar. While they are warm, push a Hershey’s Kiss into the center and then let them cool. 

The outcome is a soft and chewy chocolate cookie with a sparkling sugar cookie coating, that just begs to be eaten.


This post/recipe was created for #ChristmasCookiesWeek! I was sent samples and products by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

For this recipe, I used products from Sweets & Treats.


Small Batch Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies

I love that this recipe only makes two dozen cookies. Like I mentioned before, it’s perfect for a craving – by they also make a wonderful hostess treat, wrapped in a pretty cellophane bag or tin. 

But if you want to make lots of these chocolate cookies – it’s easy to multiply to whatever quantity you need. They are perfect for cookie exchanges, Christmas, Valentine’s Day or even Halloween. In fact, Halloween is where I got the idea to make these cookies!

I was making these Eye Love Chocolate Sugar Cookies, when the idea struck me to make these at Christmastime.  Those cookies were the same cookie base, only two ingredients, but I skipped the rolling in the sugar, and pressed a big candy eyeball into the kiss to make a fun Halloween treat.


Kiss Cookies – A Holiday Tradition

My Homemade Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies are hands down a family favorite at Christmastime. I love them becuse they utilize one of my most favorite cookies of all times, My Mom’s Peanut Butter Cookies. They turn out perfectly everytime, and are always one of the first to disappear. 

Just like those cookies, these chocolate sugar kiss cookies are easiely made ahead, and freeze really well, too. Because if you are like me, you do a TON of baking this time of year, and you need to start early with the recipes that freeze well. 


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Preparing Halloween Chocolate Sugar cookies with chocolate kisses

Ingredients in Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies

Here are the Ingredients you will need to make these cookies: refrigerated sugar cookie dough, cocoa powder, sugar crystals and Hersey’s Kisses. 


How to Make This Simple Cookie Recipe

Preparing Halloween Chocolate Sugar cookies dough and cocoa in a bowl

First, add cookie dough and cocoa powder to a mixing bowl.


Preparing Halloween Chocolate Sugar cookies mixed up dough in bowl

Mix it up! 


Roll the cookie balls in sugar crystals. I love the clear ones, but multi-colored ones will also work. 

Place them on the cookie sheet and bake them. 


While they are still on the cookie sheet, press a kiss into the center, and after a couple of minutes, transfer them to a cooling rack. 

Chocolate Stars also work well for this recipe. 


Once cooled, transfer them to an airtight container to keep them fresh. 

Find the full printable recipe at the bottom of this post.


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Let’s get to the recipe for these simple and delicious chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies!  M.


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Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies are a gorgeous addition to any cookie platter at the holidays but are so simple to make, you can whip up a couple dozen of them in about 30 minutes with just 4 ingredients! Chocolate sugar cookies rolled in crystalized sugar and decorated with a candy kiss. What’s not to love?
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #ChristmasCookiesWeek, chocolate sugar cookies, Chocolate Sugar Kiss Cookies, Christmas, cocoa powder, double chocolate cookies, easy cookies for cookie trays, kiss cookies, refrigerated cookie dough cookies, small batch cookies, Valentines Day
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 16 ounce package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • Sugar Crystals
  • 24 chocolate kiss candies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • With a mixer, combine cocoa powder and sugar cookie dough.
  • Roll dough into balls, and roll them in sugar crystals.
  • Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and press a kiss into the centers of the hot cookies. After about 2 minutes remove to a cooling rack.
  • Cool.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 8mg | Sugar: 3g

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  1. 4 ingredient cookie recipe – I love it!! And chocolate is nice as you see so many vanilla cookies out there. These cookies look and sound delicious, can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. My husband’s favorite is the oldie – unbaked cookies. They have oatmeal, cocoa, peanut butter. Quick to make.

  3. I love making my Granny’s Bethlehem cookies. They are filled with chopped walnuts and sugar and rolled into a flaky dough.

  4. ‘Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprints’ are my favorite cookies to bake for Christmas. They are really simple to make and really delicious to eat!

  5. OMG, these sugar cookies look so pretty and delicious. I love the large sugar crystals and of course all the chocolate.

  6. Who doesn’t love anything chocolate?!? Calling for a chilly, rainy weekend in WI, so I will be baking up a batch…thank you!!

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