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Peppermint Twist Kisses Recipe
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Peppermint Twist Kisses Recipe

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As rosy as Santa's cheeks, these merry morsels with the chocolate kiss on top are a delightful yuletide favorite and one of my most-requested recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 36 candy cane kisses or milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 8 drops red food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 72 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Freeze kisses in a covered container for at least 1 hour. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half; tint one portion red. Divide each into four portions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Shape each portion into a 9-in. log. Place one red log next to one white log; twist gently to create one swirled roll. Roll gently until roll becomes one log. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Cut each log into nine slices; roll each into a ball. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass.
  4. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Press chocolate kisses into the center of warm cookies. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Peppermint Twist Kisses in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2005, p43

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 72 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Reviews for Peppermint Twist Kisses(4)

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

Super easy. The boys loved them. Had to make another batch!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2010

Fun to make. Pretty to look at. Festive looking. Tastes good too.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

This is my new favorite Christmas cookie recipe and my Grandsons love them too! The chocolate and peppermint are so good together and they are also so pretty. I always make a double batch. I never thought anything would replace our favorite peanut butter kiss cookie recipe but this did the trick! Yum!

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Reviewed Jan. 3, 2010

they were yummy, i substuted vanilla for the peppermint, theyre the perfect texture, not to soft, not to crispy

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