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Cookie Bake 2015

My family launched the holiday season last week with its annual cookie bake, a manic day of baking fun. I probably should have tracked how many pounds of butter were used. We were productive and had fun.

 

December 1, 2015 at 10:19 pm Leave a comment

Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies

apeppermintMy friend Pam made these cookies last year during the Christmas holidays. I liked them but never tried making them until last week. There are no eggs in this cookie. It is a basic shortbread dough.

The peppermint kisses melted down and did not hold their shape on mine but they still looked festive.  I will wait a few minutes before putting kisses on the cookies next time.  An easy way to crush the candies is to put them in a plastic bag and pound them out with a rolling pin.

Candy Cane Peppermint Kisses
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
10 peppermint candies, very finely crushed
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar for rolling
1 package Hershey’s Candy Cane kisses

Cream together the butter and peppermint extract. Beat in the crushed peppermint candies. Add the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt; stir well.

Chill for 30-60 minutes. Roll in 1” balls, then roll in sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets. (I prefer parchment paper for all cookie baking).

Bake at 350° for about 12 minutes. Immediately press a kiss in the middle of each cookie. Cool for several minutes on the pan before removing to cooling racks.

-Makes 3 dozen
Source of this recipe at this link.

Hershey’s shares a similar recipe, Candy Cane Blossoms, at this link.

 

December 1, 2015 at 10:08 pm Leave a comment


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