Finally after days of endless cookie baking and wrapping, I think I’m finally done! Last night I iced my sugar cookies, which will be my last cookie recipe for this holiday season. I’ll have those posted here hopefully tomorrow.
Hubby says I’m doing way too much but I just can’t help myself! I really enjoy baking Christmas cookies and I’m trying to get all the cooking and baking out of my system before the kitchen gets demolished next week. Then it will be frozen meals and fast food for a while. 🙁
Today I’m sharing with you some minty goodness! This was the first time I’ve tried the candy cane flavored Hershey kisses. I don’t think I’d sit and snack on a handful of these kisses but they do work nicely in cookies.
I was a little worried about these cookies when I was making them. The dough is very dry and crumbles easily. But if you work with it, the cookies do turn out and set up nicely once cooled. And be sure to follow step #6, the kisses will turn into blobs of chocolate if you leave them room temp.
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
from Recipe Girl
makes 3 dozen
1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 & 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon peppermint extract, optional
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped Candy Cane flavored Hershey’s Kisses
additional, unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses- about 36
1. Preheat oven to 350°. 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).
3. 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 dry and crumbly. Stir in chopped the kisses.
4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set.
5. As soon as they come out of the oven, press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.
6. 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 shape.