Have you been looking for the perfect recipe this season for all of those holiday get togethers with family & friends? We asked our agents to share their favorite “go to” dish to pass and we think you’ll love these delicious recipes. Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks to see what’s in store! 

This week, we are featuring Jodi Keegstra’s favorite holiday cookie recipe, Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies. Your guests will love this sweet & delicious treat for dessert (recipe and photos courtesy of Pam Dana at Over the Big Moon).

The recipe below makes about 30 cookies and is sure to be a party favorite! Don’t forget to check out the “Agent Tips” underneath the instructions.


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped Candy Cane flavored Hershey’s Kisses
  • Granulated Sugar
  • About 30 unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses



1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Make room in either refrigerator or freezer for your cookie sheet.

2. In large mixer bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, extracts and egg. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy (2-3 minutes). In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to wet mixture and beat, scraping bowl often until well blended (1-2 minutes). The mixture will be a bit crumbly. Stir in chopped Kisses.

3. Shape dough into ¾-inch to 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. As soon as they come out of the oven, press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie. They’ll crack a little around the edges, so just use your fingers to hold the cookie together while you set the kiss inside. Put cookie sheet (with cookies) immediately into the freezer (preferred) or refrigerator, so that the Kisses will set quickly. As soon as you press them into the cookie, they will begin to soften… so if you can get them into the freezer then they will keep their Kiss shape.

4. Store in a covered container- at room temperature for up to a week. In the freezer they should be  good for a couple of weeks.


*Agent Tips:

Jodi recommends skipping the peppermint extract, as she feels the peppermint flavor is great without it.

These cookies are the perfect combination of sweet and peppermint! They’re always a hit wherever I bring them.  If you like Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies, you’ll love this tasty twist on this classic cookie!”

-Jodi Keegstra


We hope you enjoy this delicious cookie recipe and stay tuned for more holiday favorites to come!










Recipe- https://overthebigmoon.com/peppermint-kiss-sugar-cookies-and-santa-hat-cake-pops-guest-post-by-kinnas-kreations/

Photos- https://www.creationsbykara.com/candy-cane-peppermint-kiss-cookies/


Blog contributor: Molly De Wald, Creative Director & Licensed Administrative Coordinator