Christmas Candy-Cane Kiss Cookies

Last week, I posted a variation on my favorite chocolate chip recipe. Since I just can’t get enough of this recipe, I decided to do one more variation. I took the traditional Hershey’s Kiss cookie, but gave it a Christmas twist.

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Start with the basic chocolate chip cookie recipe by creaming together:

  • 1 C softened butter
  • 1 C packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar

Whip this mixture until it’s light and fluffy, then add:

  • 2 eggs (beat one at a time until incorporated)
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t peppermint extract (not mint)

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In a separate bowl, whisk together:

  • 2 3/4 C bread flour (this is what makes them so amazingly awesome)
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t baking soda

Add the dry mixture to the butter mixture in three parts, mixing until just incorporated.

During one of my many shopping trips this season, I found these:

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They don’t have a unique flavor, but they’re so cute!! I added an entire bag of the Nestle Holiday Chocolate Chips.

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Scoop the cookies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes (give or take two minutes)

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While they’re baking, unwrap…..

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CANDY CANE KISSES!!!!! These always make me smile.

Press one candy cane kiss into each cookie as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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Now you have to let these sit until they’re totally cool and the kiss is set. My impatient tendencies let me to pick one up and I was punished with a candy cane kiss spilling out all over my hand.

I patiently waited for the rest to set up, and was greatly rewarded.

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One Response to “Christmas Candy-Cane Kiss Cookies”

  1. January 2, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    what a cute idea! pinning for next year 🙂