Chocolate Kiss Crinkle Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle cookies SCREAM winter. They even looked like they have been snowed upon. Such pretty cookies.

I wanted to make them even more special by adding a chocolate mint truffle kiss to the top.


Are you done Christmas shopping yet?

Me? Oh my Gah, nooooo I’m not.  Usually every year I am done by October. Yeah, I am “one of those people”, but this year I just can’t seem to get it together. Someone send help!

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Chocolate Kiss Crinkle Cookies
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Serves: 48
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • ¾ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 teaspoons Instant Coffee Granules
  • ¾ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/3 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ⅓ cup Powdered Sugar for rolling the cookies prior to baking
  • 48 Chocolate Mint Truffle Kisses, or plain Kisses, unwrapped
  1. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, mix sugar, oil and coffee granules; add cocoa, beating until blended. Mix in eggs and vanilla. In a separate medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to cocoa mixture, beating well. (Cookie batter will be very thick)
  2. Cover and refrigerate until dough for at least 6 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in powdered sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Place a chocolate kiss onto each cookie by pushing it gently into the cookie.
  5. Place assembled cookies into refrigerator for 10 minutes so chocolate kiss does not melt. Remove, Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
  6. Makes about 48 cookies.
Adapted from Hershey Cocoa Crinkle Cookies

Love easy chocolate recipes? Try my Coconut Cocoa Crisps


  1. 1

    I like your addition to this classic cookie.

  2. 2

    So simple but totally gorgeous! Also totally dunzo with shopping 🙂

  3. 3

    These are soooo pretty!!

  4. 4

    Do the coffee granules bring out the chocolate flavor or is there a mocha taste? Do I have to use them or can I sub something else? Also, unsweetened cocoa? Got the mint truffle kisses 🎄

  5. 6

    Will any type of coffee granules work? Can this be substituted?

    Unsweetened cocoa?

    Thank you! Looks yummy!