Chocolate Peppermint Pecan Crinkles {Delicious Christmas Cookies!}

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* This post was first published on December, 22,2012. I’m re-posting this again as I’m sharing this great Christmas recipe on the Cookmore site


Chocolate cookies are an absolute favorite in our home and ever since I whipped up my first batch of Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, they’ve been on popular demand!


This Christmas I decided to add a little more Christmas into the cookies.

And thus was born…

Chocolate Peppermint Pecan Crinkles.


The recipe stays the same but the addition of pecan bits and a huge Candy Cane, peppermint flavored Hershey’s Kiss on top, makes this yum-ilicious!


5 from 5 votes
Chocolate Peppermint Pecan Crinkles {Delicious Christmas Cookies!}
Course: Cookies
Author: Marina
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/3 cups organic all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecan bits
  • 1 pack of Hersheys Peppermint Candy Cane Kisses
  • Powdered sugar or take regular sugar and beat it in a spice grinder to powder it
  1. Combine granulated sugar and oil in large bowl; add cocoa, beating until well blended.
  2. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  3. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to cocoa mixture, beating well.
  4. Mix in the pecan bits.
  5. Cover; refrigerate until dough is firm enough to handle, at least 6 hours.
  6. Heat oven to 350°F.
  7. Lightly grease cookie sheet or line with parchment paper.
  8. Shape dough into about 48-50 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar to coat.
  9. Place about 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  10. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until almost no indentation remains when touched lightly and tops are crackled.
  11. Place/gently press in a Candy Cane Kiss on each cookie while the cookies are still warm
  12. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  13. Cool and attack once the candy on top has hardened. (We did try it while hot and the melting peppermint chocolate was an absolute flavor enhancer!)


Oh and these look so festive on a plate …and yes I’d definitely recommend baking a few batches to share with your child’s teachers, friends from church, neighbors and family!



  1. Those look so yummy. I think I will have to look for kisses in the store to make some. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous and they look delicious!! I’m going to look for these kisses. I might try my hand at these this weekend!

  3. These look yummy, we just made some but with chocolate ones, will have to look for the striped ones!

  4. I’ve made something similar before. They’re really good! Enjoy your time at Kenmore. I’m sad I’m not going this year. I enjoyed myself the past two years.

  5. OH YUM! I’d make these without the pecans, but these look amazing!

    My favorite Christmas cookie is a sugar cookie.

  6. I got so addicted to those Kisses last Holiday. Are they available already?!!! I pinned this recipe for later. 😛

    1. I think they have Fall inspired flavors right now but by the start of November we should have peppermint hit the shelves! Woot!!

  7. I’m a huge fan of chocolate and peppermint together so I shall make these!

  8. ya know my Mom told me yesterday that there are only 9 weekends left until Christmas!!! ACCCCKKKKK!! and now your wonderful looking cookies–it is getting close!!! thanks for sharing

  9. wow what a great recipe, they look so good, im going to try and make these with the kids.

  10. These look SO yummy! I’m definitely adding them to my Christmas Cookie Exchange list!!

  11. I’m definitely going to make these over the holidays! My grandsons would love them, and I love anything peppermint!

  12. i haven’t seen the pepperminte hershey’s kisses, how did i miss that! great idea, perfect for the holidays.

  13. i do love anything that mixes chocolate and mint and these cookies are very appealing. i have not seen a recipe that combines pecans and mint, but its interesting!

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