'Tis the season for Christmas cookies!! I don't know about you, but I'm using every excuse I can think of this season to make holiday treats. This recipe for Peppermint Kiss Cookies is a variation on Hershey's Candy Cane Blossoms ... but with crushed candy canes and a bit of peppermint extract for extra flavor and a slight crunch! Yum!
Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe
Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe
Candy Cane Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe
Servings: 36 cookies
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup butter; softened
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 candy canes
- 36 unwrapped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
- 1/2 cup chopped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
- Sugar to roll cookies in
Place candy canes in food processor and pulse until they are completely crushed.
Combine powdered sugar, butter, extracts and egg in large bowl.
Beat wet ingredients until light & fluffy at medium speed.
Combine flour, crushed candy canes, baking powder and salt in a separate mixing bowl.
Add dry mixture to wet mixture and beat until well blended (mixture will be kind of dry).
Stir in chopped Candy Cane Kisses.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
Place dough balls 1-inch apart on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in 350 degree oven until firm.
Remove from oven and immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.
Place cookie sheet in refrigerator until ready to serve (keeps kisses from melting).
These look SO good!!! I am gonna have to make these cause I am a huge peppermint fan!! Plus these would make a great gift for family and friends.
What a cute idea! They look amazing.
I'm not crazy about peppermint, but that looks delish!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids
If I made these, I'm sure I would end up eating them all. I love all things peppermint and love this time of year for that very reason.
Yum the peppermint kiss would be just the twist to make it refreshing.
Anne - Mommy Has to Work
These look amazing! I love peppermint!
I am usually not big on peppermint desserts, but I have tried these Candy Cane Kisses and LOVED them!
Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins
I've never had peppermint cookies before but I bet these taste really good!
Those sound delicious. I love using different flavor Kisses to twist up the blossom cookies.
My mom makes something very similar to this, but with regular kisses, I love the addition of peppermint!
These cookies look so festive
Those look to pretty to eat! YUM!
These are so cute and festive!
These sound delicious and they are so cute!
I make some a little different than this, but I think I'll have to try your recipe next time.
Ooh those look so yummy! I definitely need to make them.
Your photos are incredible!
These sound so yummy! I had my first candy cane of the season a few days ago and now I'm constantly craving peppermint. 🙂
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
I absolutely LOVE peppermint, and I'm gonna make these to take to my mom's. They sound sooooo good!
I usually just stick the kiss on top of a sugar cookie, but will have to try your way next time. They look great! Thanks.
These just look amazing! Thank you for sharing such an easy recipe!
Lisa - Between the Kids
I think this has to be one of the prettiest sweet treats I've seen for Christmas this year! LOVE this recipe!
These are so festive!!
I made these tonight. The cookies came out SUPER dry. They didn't even flatten out at all, just stayed in the ball shape, then broke when I pressed the kiss into them. I followed the recipe to a 't'. Not sure why they turned out like this 🙁