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Candy Cane Blossom Cookies Recipe

Candy Cane Blossom Cookies Recipe

We like to use different flavors of candy cane in the dough for fun variety. — Joan Cossette, Colbert, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 48 milk chocolate kisses, candy cane kisses or miniature chocolate-covered peppermint patties, unwrapped
  • 4 candy canes
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. Freeze kisses in a covered container for at least 1 hour. Place candy canes in a food processor; process until finely crushed.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • 3. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in crushed candy canes. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • 4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Immediately press a kiss into center of each cookie. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.