When I think of Christmas foods, I think of one thing. [Well, okay, maybe two things, but Advent Calendars hardly count.] I think of Christmas cookies!!! No Christmas Cookie collection would be complete without the ubiquitous peppermint addition. This year I decided I really, really wanted chocolate with that peppermint. These Double Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies have a healthy dose of chocolate and just the right touch of Christmas!
Santa will probably go hunting through your kitchen to find more of these! Extra chocolate chips are nestled in rich, fudgy chocolate cookies. The peppermint kiss on top gives just the right amount of bright mint flavor to accentuate the chocolate!
I added an extra egg yolk to the batter for an extra fudgy texture and a hint of brandy for extra holiday cheer!
I will say that the brandy only works to enhance the chocolate flavor much like coffee, so these cookies are 100% kid approved. Next time I’ll add a teaspoon more for a more adult treat. 😉 The brandy also adds extra moisture, which adds to these cookies fudgy texture.
These can be made with or without chilling the batter but they will be a whole lot more photogenic if you refrigerate it for 2 hours. If you do not refrigerate the dough, be sure to reduce the baking time by a minute or two.
These Double Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies will be the hit of your cookie exchange, the talk of the office and the one cookie you won’t want to stop making when the New Year rolls around!