Chocolate Mint Crinkles

Blogger, Lori Lange of Recipe Girl shares a recipe.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 5 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
cups granulated sugar
1/2
cup vegetable oil
4
large eggs
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2
cup powdered sugar
Hershey's® Kisses® Brand mint or candy cane flavored candies
  • 1 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs with whisk until well mixed. Beat in vanilla and peppermint extract.
  • 3 Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients just until combined. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • 4 Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with cooking parchment paper. Place powdered sugar in small bowl. Shape dough into tablespoon-size balls; roll in powdered sugar. Place on cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • 5 Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies crackle and dough doesn’t look raw. When cookies are done, immediately place a KISSES candy in center of each cookie, and press lightly. Cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely until candy is set.

Expert Tips

"It should be noted that I’m a Christmas cookie baking fanatic. I probably bake no fewer than 15 kinds of cookies every December. This cookie recipe was inspired by all of the fabulous KISSES mint-flavored candies that appear on grocery store shelves during the holidays. My husband is enamored with all things mint, so these were created especially for him." - Lori Lange

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
45mg
45%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.