Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

I made these for a cookie exchange this holiday season.  Everyone loved how cute they look!  They taste good, too.  This recipe is from the "recipe girl" blog.
  • 2 ½ C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 C. (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 ½ C. powdered sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla extract
  • 1 t. peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bags of  Hershey Candy Cane Kisses (½ C. chopped)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sifted flour, baking soda, and salt
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter, sugar, peppermint, and vanilla with a hand mixer
  4. Add the egg and continue to beat
  5. Add the flour mixture about ½ C. at a time
  6. Mix until the flour is incorporated (it will be crumbly)
  7. Stir in the chopped kisses
  8. Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls, then roll each in green or red sugar
  9. Place each on a cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 10 minutes, or until set and slightly brown
  11. Unwrap kisses to place on each cookie
  12. Remove the cookies from the oven and quickly press a kiss into each cookie
  13. Transfer the entire cookie sheet into the refrigerator and allow cookies to set
Tips and Tricks:
  • Green or red sugar is not necessary.  You can roll the cookies in granulated sugar and they still look cute.
  • I use parchment paper on my cookie sheets.

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