Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Candy Cane Blossoms

Makes 4 dozen cookies

48 Hershey's Kisses Candy Cane Candies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp milk
red and/or green sugar crystals*

Heat the oven to 350. Remove wrappers from candies.

Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla in large bowl until well-blended. Stir together flour, baking soda, and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well-blended.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red/green sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2-3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

*You can also roll them in granulated sugar or powdered sugar. I like the festive colors. :)

No comments: