Sunday, November 23, 2014

Kisses Candy Cane Blossoms Recipe

I am already 4 batches of cookies deep since discovering my favorite Hershey's Kisses are back in the stores.  The Kisses Candy Cane Blossoms recipe should be on the back of the Candy Cane Kisses bag and it is also available on the Hershey's web-site.  I am posting it here for easy reference for myself.  I like to use white sugar sprinkles vs. red or green as I feel like the cookies have a classier look to them.  Less color but more sparkle.  Time to purchase more kisses as I have run out already.

Candy Cane Blossom Cookie Recipe

48 Hershey's Kisses Candy Cane Mint Candies (unwrapped)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 - 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extraxt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
Red, green or white sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

Makes about 48 cookies.

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