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./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 36 candy cane kisses or milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 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, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extracts. Gradually beat flour into creamed mixture.
  2. Divide dough in half; tint one portion red. Divide each half into four portions and shape into 9-in. long rolls. Place one red log next to one white log; twist gently to create one swirled roll. Roll gently until it becomes one log. Repeat with remaining dough. Wrap logs in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap dough. Cut each log crosswise into nine slices; shape each slice into a ball. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass.
  4. Bake 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately press a kiss into center of each cookie. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 3 dozen.
Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving.
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.

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

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

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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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