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Candy Cane Blossom Cookies

We like to stir different flavored candy canes into the dough for fun variety. —Joan Cossette, Colbert, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 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 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Freeze kisses in a covered container for at least 1 hour. Place candy canes in a food processor; process until finely crushed.
  • 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.
  • Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in crushed candy canes. Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 109 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • mrnibbles
    Dec 29, 2018

    I just had to write a review because my experience was odd/humorous. When these came out of the oven I did not like them. I was upset over it and tossed the recipe from the magazine in the trash. I noticed a couple others on this site saying they wished they had checked the ratings first, and I felt the same way. Then it changed. At room temperature, they were not so bad. Then after freezing or refrigeration, I loved them!! I went from disappointed to delighted. Ha! I'll make them again next year. But I will definitely grease the pans next time :) Oh! it looks like this part was already changed. That's good. Thank you, Ms. Cosette, for submitting your recipe and I apologize for being mad at you at first :)

  • muffbear74
    Dec 20, 2018

    A very pretty addition to your holiday cookie plates, and tasty, too.

  • khegeman
    Jan 2, 2017

    Made over 75 different Christmas cookies this year. This were one of the best. I followed teh receipe exactly and had no problems

  • gogogo
    Dec 12, 2014

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  • sgronholz
    Nov 18, 2013

    These cookies are delicious; however, did adjust a few things when I was baking them. I crushed the candy canes like powder, then added some to the dough and combined some with granulated sugar to roll the cookie dough in. This made it easier to remove the cookies from the pan. I used Hershey's Hugs and Candy Cane Kisses to top the cookies and found that if I froze them first, they didn't melt into a puddle. My husband loved them!

  • Princessjmt80
    Jun 6, 2013

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  • Cheryl Clawson
    Mar 7, 2013

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    Jan 27, 2013

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  • KarenD903
    Jan 5, 2013

    I had no problem with the recipe just as written. I did not freeze though. I used chocolate hershey kisses, I thought the peppermint may have been too much with the crushed candy cane coating. I crushed my candy canes in the food processor so some of it was more like powder. I do like the idea of adding it into the batter it will save time. People that had problems with melting I only had one or two that the kisses melted over. I think if you wait a minute or two to press the kisses into the cookie when removed that would take care of that problem. I bake all my cookies on a silicone sheet on top of my cookie sheet. I had no problem with sticking at all. The hardest part is storing them. The family thought they were good.

  • Heather6306
    Dec 23, 2012

    These cookies cemented themselves to my baking sheets, and the candy cane kisses melted into striped blobs almost immediately after being pressed into the cookie.On my second batch, I tried coating only the top of the ball (dough made great balls, at least!), and discovered that taking away that much candy coating revealed a terribly bland cookie.I wish I'd thought to read these reviews before wasting my time!