Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Cane Blossoms

I bought some Candy Cane Kisses - recipes for these are all over the Internet. But I decided to use the recipe that Hershey's published.


1 bag Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter. softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons of milk
Red colored sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove wrappers from candies.

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla and egg in a large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

Shape dough into 3/4" balls. Roll in red colored sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 7 - 9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. I baked mine for 7 minutes and they were perfect.  Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes - then press the Candy Cane Kiss into the center of each cookie. This recipe made 56 cookies - give or take because Christian and I had a few "taste tests."

These have a wonderful peppermint taste! The Candy Cane Kisses would look festive in a candy dish.

I bought mine at Target - but I have seen them everywhere! Christian and I are going to make this recipe again. He really just likes to help unwrap the Kisses - so that he can eat a few!