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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

A super soft sugar cookie rolled in sprinkles with a candy cane kiss in the center! No chilling or rolling out required!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 220kcal


  • 3 cups (360 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks, 227 g) unsalted butter softened ro room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (250 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces, 57 g) cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 24 candy cane kisses
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, a silicone baking mat, or lightly grease with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, beat together on medium-high speed the softened butter, granulated sugar, and cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add in egg and beat to combine. Scrap down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Beat in vanilla extract.
  • On low speed, beat in the flour mixture, until a soft cookie dough forms. Do not overmix.
  • With a small cookie scoop, or two spoons, scoop cookie dough into about 1 tablespoon portions. Roll each cookie dough in your hands, then roll in sprinkles.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheets, spaced 2 inches apart. Gently flatten each cookie with the palm of your hand to about 1/4" thickness.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are set, and barely beginning to brown.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately press a kiss in the center. Let cool on the pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a rack to finish cooling completely.


  • Storage: Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 
  • Freezing: Freeze cookies, baked or unbaked, for up to 3 months. Bake cookies frozen, do no thaw and add on a few additional minutes of baking time. 


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg