Candy Cane Blossom CookiesTis the season for baking again! I was on the hunt for a recipe I could do with the kids that was easy and festive. I found myself searching Hershey’s website for cookie recipes and that’s when my eye caught this holiday cookie. I knew I *had* to do it because they looked so cute with the red/white/green.

This recipe was super easy to follow, the only difficulty I had was finding the Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses. I thought my local grocery store would have it – but no luck at Giant Eagle. I then thought ‘Ah-ha! Target! They always have the candy I need.’ With my Buy 2, get 1 free coupon I headed to Target. Of course it was at lunch time, and everyone was shopping and as my luck would have it, Target keeps the holiday candy like this near the front checkout. The girls and I grabbed two bags of these, and one of the Mint Truffle. (Wanted to devour right then, smelled delicious!)

After we had lunch, I pre-heated the oven and had the girls start unwrapping the candies. I counted out 48 but had to dole out a few extras for some that got eaten in the process. It’s okay – they’re cute when they got candy in their mouths and smell all pepperminty!

 

Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

 

Hershey’s Candy Cane Blossom Cookies
Via: Hershey’s

Ingredients

  • 48 HERSHEY’S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Red or green sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar

Directions

  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. About 4 dozen cookies.

Step by Step

Unwrap Candy Cane Kisses. These smell AMAZING! Puts you in the holiday spirit with the peppermint smell.

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Cream together butter, egg, vanilla and sugar.

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In a seperate bowl mix together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda and salt.

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Measure the milk and set aside

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To the butter/sugar mixture, alternate the addition of milk and flour to make a soft dough.

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I used a small cookie scoop to portion the dough. I came up 2 cookies short of 4 dozen.

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Form the dough into 1″ balls and roll in powdered sugar, colored sugar or leave plain. Place on a prepared cookie sheet – I always use parchment paper. Tip: I found the sugar stuck better if I warmed the dough in my hands a bit, and then rolled in the the sugar. It was cold in our house that day!

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Bake in an oven for 8 – 10 minutes. ( I found ours were perfect at 8:45)

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Let the cookies cool before placing the candy in. If you place immediately the Candy Cane Kiss immediately in, the candy melts into the cookie, and it doesn’t look pretty.

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See the funny looking melted one in the upper left of the first picture below? Still tastes good, just looks funny. Enjoy!

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Happy Holidays!!!! While you’re here go check out this free holiday tune from GRAMMY nominated BT! Thank you 🙂
Hymn[808] by B T

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