These Valentine’s Day kiss cookies are the perfect way to say “I love you!” This sweet heart peppermint cookie recipe has a sugar cookie base that is topped with a peppermint candy kiss. They not only look great but taste amazing too.
Peppermint candy is often thought of as a Christmas sweet treat, but these candy kisses with a pink peppermint swirl is also a great way to make a delicious cookie for Valentine’s Day, too.
Making these Valentine’s Day Kiss Cookies
The recipe is simple to do. The most important step is to make some space in your freezer that will fit the cookie sheet. Candy kisses and hot cookies don’t like each other much, so putting them in the freezer right after cooking helps in this regard.
Combine your wet ingredients in a stand mixer. Whisk the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and then add them to the mixing bowl to make a stiff batter.
The dough is shaped into small 1 inch balls and then rolled in granulated sugar.
Once cooked, a peppermint candy kiss is added to the cookie and the whole cookie sheet goes into the freezer to set. This is an important step. The candy kisses will melt if you put them on hot cookies, so placing the cookie sheet in the freezer helps to make sure this doesn’t happen!
Tasting a sweetheart peppermint cookie
These yummy Valentine’s day kiss cookies have a crispy texture. The surprise is the creamy taste of the chopped up candy kisses and the sweet finish of the whole candy kiss on the top. Place them in a box with hearts on it and they make a nice home made Valentine’s Day gift, too.
For more Valentine’s Day recipes, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest.
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