11 December, 2016
Peppermint Kiss Cookies
Since November is done, I guess I should really move on from pumpkin spice… to peppermint! Tis the season! While researching Christmas cookie recipes, I ran into this recipe for Peppermint Kiss Cookies from the Saving Cents with Sense blog. They sounded way too good not to give them a try. So, so simple too!
The recipe starts off with chopping candy canes up in a food processor and setting aside. Combine powder sugar, butter, peppermint and vanilla extracts and eggs in electric mixer and beat until fluffy. Combine flour, crushed candy cane, baking powder and salt in separate bowl and add to wet mixture. Stir in chopped up candy cane kisses.
Roll dough into 1″ balls and roll in granulated sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes. When you remove from the oven, place a candy cane kiss in the center of each cookie. Place cookie sheet in fridge or freezer until kisses harden up.
Now, I must admit…this is the first time I ever made one of these kinds of cookies. I have never, ever even made a peanut butter blossom, so I was a total newbie to putting a kiss on top of a hot cookie. I did not realize it was going to take so long for the chocolate to firm up, even being in the freezer! And just a note, make sure you make room in the fridge/freezer before the cookies come out of the oven…it will make your life SO much easier.
Now on to taste! YUM! I thought the peppermint was going to be TOO pepperminty…but I was totally wrong. It was a mellow, fragrant taste that was evened out by the splash of vanilla that was added to the batter. The white chocolate of the chopped up kisses added a much loved sweetness to the cookie and the little crunch of candy cane was the best. This is a perfect cookie to add to your holiday cookie tray!
For the full recipe, follow the link below!