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Mint Kiss Spritz

Mint Kiss Spritz

Mint Kiss Spritz

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Mint Kiss Spritz
4.4 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.4/5 (15)
Course: Cookie Press Cookies, Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium



For mint lovers! Use your cookie press to form a green, mint-flavored cookie and pop a chocolate star or Hershey’s Kiss in the middle. You can easily omit the mint and food coloring to have a simple buttery Spritz Kiss.


  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • scant 1/4 teaspoon mint extract (I prefer a tiny bit less than 1/4 teaspoon, halfway between 1/8 and 1/4. Also, different brands extracts have different strengths. Add half, taste-test your dough and more if necessary)

  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon green food coloring (this will make a light green as in the photos. Use more or less according to your preferences)

  • 60 chocolate stars or Hershey’s Kisses


  • Pre-heat oven to 400F.
  • In large mixer bowl combine sugar, butter, egg, salt, vanilla, and mint extract. (I suggest adding 1/8 teaspoon of mint extract at this point). Beat at medium speed until mixture is light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add flour, beat at low speed, until well mixed, 2 to 3 minutes. Taste-test your dough and add the rest of the mint extract if necessary. Mix in green food coloring, adding just enough to achieve the desired color.
  • Place dough in cookie press fitted with a star or flower disk (do not use a wreath disk that will leave a hole in the middle of the cookie). Form desired shapes 1 inch apart on cold, ungreased cookie sheets with no parchment paper and no silicone mat (this will make the cookies form easier on the sheet).
  • Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately after removing cookies from oven place one chocolate star or Hershey’s kiss on each cookie, pressing in slightly. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely. Do not touch the kisses, as they will completely melt and will need some time to solidify again (they will retain their shape).
  • Allow cookie sheet to cool completely before forming more cookies on it (I pop mine in the freezer for a few minutes).


  • I had a hard time deciding on an amount for the mint extract because I felt 1/4 teaspoon was too much and others thought they tasted bland with that amount! I chalk this up to both individual tastes but also to varying strengths of different brands of extract. Just taste test as you go along and add more if needed.
  • If you’re not a mint fan, just leave out the mint extract to let the vanilla shine though. You could also add almond extract.
  • You can make these two-toned by dividing the dough in half before adding the food coloring. Color half green and half pink.
  • I would not do this with the Hershey’s Mint Truffle kisses because the mint would be overpowering. You could, however, pop those on a plain vanilla cookie or onto these Chocolate Spritz.


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(example: Sue in LA)

I loved them! I am 13 years old and even I can make them (and to tell you the truth I can not cook very well) and this came out perfect, very nice and easy. And yummy too.
- Tina in Denver, Colorado

What a great idea! I'm going to bash up some small peppermint candies and add them to the mix, also, and see how that does. Mint is just Christmas, isn't it?
- Pat Plummer in Charlotte, NC

They were great!!
- A Baker

Very Good Cookies Loved it
- A Baker

very nice cookies
- A Baker

These are the BEST cookies! We do not have a cookie press so we used our standard cookie scoop. We also used the mint kisses as another person who reviewed suggested. These will be on our Christmas cookie list from here on forward.
- A Baker

This was my first time using the cookie press and I thought this recipe would be great. The cookies were bland and not at all what I expected. I hope to find a better recipe!
- A Baker

I think you should have 1/2 tsp. of the mint extract rather than just a 1/4 tsp. Mine didn't taste very minty, more buttery. Also, a lot of them fell apart. I only got two dozen good cookies. Will try recipe again, but a friend suggested I add cream cheese to the recipe. She said it makes the texture easier to use with the cookie press.
- Lisa in Warrenton Virginia

This is one of my favorite recipes, i try all kinds of cookies and this is one of the best. Adding the ingredients wasnt the problem it was trying not to eat it as i went along that was hard. these will be an every holiday cookie for sure. thankyou
- Shannon in Indiana

These tasted really yummy. The mint is a nice departure. The only problem I had was that some cookies cracked a little as I added the chocolate. I added it immediately after they came out, too. I had to use chocolate chips (I forgot the kisses as the store), but I don't think that would cause breakage issues.
- A Baker

Tastes like a dinner mint and dessert all in one!Easy to make; a perfect holiday treat.I used the mint kisses and it added an extra minty kick. Would definitely make again!
- Sara in Mount Arlington, NJ

Wonderful cookies! I will definitely make them again. I placed Andes chocolate mint pieces on the cookies before baking them and found that the cookie didn't break apart (as they did when I put them on as soon as the cookies were out of the oven). The chocolate pieces held together- they didn't melt into a puddle. I baked them at 350 degrees F instead of 400 degrees F, so I don't know if 400 degrees would affect the chocolate differently. Great recipe! They melt in your mouth!
- Sarah in Arkansas

Great Cookies!!! Used mint kisses which gave it an extra mint kick!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful reciepes.
-  Pam in Wisconsin 

I thought this would be delicious, but the baked cookies were extremely dry, and not as flavorful as I'd hoped for. The dough was a little sticky (had to repress almost half the batch), but after putting the baking sheets in the freezer for a few minutes, it worked a little better. Still, anything with Hershey Kisses is ok with me! I will try this one again, just to see if the second time around works better.
- Karen in OH 

I am so glad I came across this recipe! The dough was perfect for my cookie press (this is the first recipe I've used where the dough actually formed the correct design with my press/disks and actually stayed on the cookie sheet when "pressed"). The mint flavor is perfect for the holiday season. Instead of the chocolate kisses, I just melted the chocolate and spread it between two cookies, but otherwise I kept the recipe exactly the same! I will surely make this again, possibly substituting different flavors (almond, maple) for the mint. Thanks!
- Karen in Phoenix, AZ 
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