Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies
My 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.