Reviewed on Nov. 11, 2012 by juicyfruit007
I just finished making these cookies, testing them to see if they are worthy to be included in my upcoming Christmas baking. The verdict is: worth another try. I used candy cane kisses in mine and was disappointed to find that the kisses lost their shape almost entirely after being pressed into the warm cookie, turning into a less-than-attractive blob. I wonder if this is because of the type of chocolate used ... in the past I have made the peanut butter blossoms with milk chocolate kisses and, while the kisses soften up, they didn't lose their shape.
And, after tasting the cookies, I think that I might prefer the taste of milk or dark chocolate to the taste of the peppermint/white chocolate candy cane kisses. However, I unfortunately have over three bags of candy cane kisses to use up still (I thought I was going to be making this recipe over and over!), so the next time I may stick the cookies into the refrigerator to try to keep the kisses from losing their shape. As is, they are too ugly to give as gifts to business clients, which is how we'll be using them.