Monday, December 10, 2012

Peppermint Kisses

 Have you tried the Candy Cane Kisses?
They are to die for!

I pinned this recipe on Pinterest from The Recipe Critic 
She has every recipe known to man on there.
If you're on the hunt for something new go there!
Katelyn and I made these..which means
Katelyn made them and I helped!

These are SO delicious!

1 1/2 cups powdered Sugar
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 tsp peppermint extract (opt)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely chopped candy cane flavored Hershey's kisses (I used candy cane bits still yummy) 
Granulated sugar (For rolling cookie balls in)
About 30 unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Set aside.
3. In large mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, extracts, and egg.  Beat at medium speed scraping sides of bowl until creamy.  Add the flour mixture mixing until blended.  The mixture will be a bit crumbly.  Stir in chopped kisses.
3. Shape the dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll them in the sugar.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.
4.  As soon as out of the oven press a candy cane kiss in the center.  Put immediately in the fridge or freezer so that they keep their kiss shape.  
I found that you can do this two ways.  1- You can just press the kiss into the cookie and it will melt in the center.  It will still look really cute with the stripes but lose the kiss shape.  I LOVED the way they tasted when I bit into the soft cookie with melted chocolate.  or 2- You can either put them in the fridge or freezer to keep the kiss shape.  or I let my cookies cool for about 5 minutes and pressed the kiss down into it and put it in the fridge.  it hardly melted at all.  Both ways are awesome, I always warmed mine up anyway before eating so the chocolate was soft and gooey.... YUM these are so good!
5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to a week.  If they last that long!


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Those look outstanding! And I am mad about peppermint, absolutely mad! In fact I bought a year's supply of peppermint lotion from Bath & Body Works earlier this month to be sure I wouldn't run out. lol

likeschocolate said...

I made these, but mine were not as pretty.

Maggie May said...

Wow........ they look delicious. They look almost too good to eat.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Purple Flowers said...

Besides looking very festive, they also look delicious! You must be so glad to have Katelyn home with you!

Buckeroomama said...

Goodness! I'm not sure if I will be able to resist if they ever have candy cane Kisses here! Might try this recipe with regular Kisses, though. Thanks for sharing!

bill lisleman said...

Why would anyone bother with step 5?

Kwana said...

I'm not a mint fan though the family would probably really like them. I'm loving your new header.

Tami said...

How pretty!!!! I wouldn't have thought to put them in the fridge to keep the kiss from melting! HAHA!

WhisperingWriter said...

Yum, I could so do that.

Joyce said...

I'm normally not a big peppermint fan, but its tasting good to me this year. I've made a couple of peppermint sweets and have one more on my list. The cookies are pretty!

Mark said...

Now that says Christmas...definitely.

Sonya said...

I cant believe they have those! I miss everything good! lol

Lilly said...

They look really pretty, just lovely. Well done both of you.

Mrs4444 said...

I'm all baked out and I don't know why I do it in the first place--I eat way to many of them!!