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
1-1/2 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.