Hello fellow TT& J fans! I’m Kara from Creations by Kara, and I’m happy to be here again this year for Jen’s Happy Holiday series!
Today I’m sharing a recipe for a pretty and delicious Christmas cookie. If you’re like me, you can’t wait for all the seasonal mint chocolate candy to hit store shelves! I always stock up on these candy cane kisses, as well as the mint truffle variety. They are both so yummy! I love eating them straight out of the bag, but I also like finding ways to use them in baking. Last year my mom and I experimented and came up with these Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies. They were a huge success!
They have crushed peppermint candies in the dough, and a Hershey Candy Cane Kiss on the top. If you are a fan of mint, you will love these cookies! They are rolled in sugar, so they have a sparkle to them that is so pretty. They are perfect for Christmas cookie trays, or for gift giving. Just make sure that you let them sit for a couple hours before stacking them. That will give the kisses a chance to harden up again.
Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 10 peppermint candies, very finely crushed
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup sugar for rolling
- 1 pkg. Candy Cane Hershey kisses
- Cream together the butter and peppermint extract.
- Beat in the crushed peppermint candies.
- Add the flour, ½ 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.
- 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
1 cup butter, softened
1 tsp peppermint extract
10 peppermint candies, very finely crushed
2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar for rolling
1 pkg. Candy Cane Hershey 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. 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
Do you have a favorite Christmas candy that you like to use in baking? Or you a strictly unwrap and eat it kinda gal?
Thanks Kara! Those look so delicious. I’m adding this to my list of cookie recipes to try this year. Kara has amazing ideas on her blog. Here are a few I think you’ll love:
If you’re looking for a yummy side for Thanksgiving, why not try her Creamy Cranberry Salad. Looks so good!
And her Rustic Fall Centerpiece with Acorns is so darling! It would be perfect on the Thanksgiving table.
And if you’re giving gifts for the holidays, make sure to pick up her Printable Christmas Bread Wrapper!
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