Oh my, these are delicious! Our Elf, Bruce brought a bag of Candy Cane Hershey Kisses to Boo Boo a few nights ago and she discovered the recipe for these cookies on the back. We made them last night and they are wonderful. I am sure we will make them at least once more before Christmas, especially since Bruce ate a few last night while we were sleeping (wink, wink).
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
48 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped (we only needed 36, made our cookies just a bit bigger)
1/2 (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 c granualted sugar
1 1/2 t vanilla extract
2 c all-purpose flour
1/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
2 T milk
red or green sugar crystals, we used Christmas sprinkles too
1. Heat oven to 350.
2. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda, salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
3. Shape dough into 1" balls (I had to chill my dough for about 20 minutes to keep it from being sticky and my dough balls were about 1 1/2 inches). Roll in sugar or sprinkles.
4. Bake 8 - 10 minutes (my larger cookies took 10 - 12 minutes) or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 - 3 minutes. Press a candy kiss into center of each cookie. Remove cookie from sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Makes about 4 dozen ( I got 3 dozen).
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