Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Going to a cookie swap?

Here is a good choice- Hershey Kisses Candy Cane Blossoms.  Recipe-right off the back of the bag!   Also a fun baking project for the kids to help with (with clean hands of course!).

The girls unwrapped EVERY single Hersey kiss for me.  I think they only ate one or two???

We also made them in our pajamas.  The best way to make cookies!  This was their other main contribution-the rolling of cookie balls in the red and green sugar. 

 Just before baking

  Cooling on the rack with the kisses placed gently on top.  I started out letting the girls help with this part, but quickly took this project back as the cookies became a smashed gooey mess.  Mostly the 2 year old is the one who does not know what GENTLY means.....

KISSES Candy Cane Blossoms


48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons milk

Red or green sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.

2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.



  1. it's funny how we're both in cookie mode these days.

  2. I love these! Super festive and a cute, cute idea! We are doing them too! Just gotta get those kisses and resist eating them before baking day ;)