A classic holiday cookie gets an update with candy cane Hershey kisses, a bit of peppermint in the cookie, and festive holiday sugars. Peppermint blossom cookies are sure to become a new favorite.
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You may be familiar with the classic peanut butter blossoms. These are a take on that cookie. A rather festive take if I do say so myself.
I love the classic peanut butter and chocolate combination but I also like fun combinations since there are so many new Hershey Kisses flavors. I like to offer options of this fun cookie for those who may have a peanut allergy.
You know I love the products from our sponsor Adams Extract and, though they didn’t send the peppermint this year, I have it on hand so I used it. Just ½ a teaspoon because any more would be overpowering with the candy cane kiss.
I wanted a festive looking cookie so I used red, green and then a mixture of the sugars. I thought they would look pretty on a cookie tray or cake stand.
When the cookies come out of the oven, let them cool 2 minutes before adding the kiss. The first few I did I added them right away, thinking it would stick better. Well, it started to melt because the cookie was too hot. 2 minutes was just the right time any more and it won’t take.
I can’t decide which I like best, all red, all green or a mix. Feel free to use whatever colors you want. A clear sugar would also be lovely.
If you love blossom cookies, try my chocolate orange blossom that I posted a few years ago.
Thank you to Ellen of Family Around the Table and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures for hosting #ChristmasCookies Week and a huge thank you to our sponsors Adams Extract and Millican Pecan Company for supporting the bloggers and events like Christmas Cookies Week.
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- ½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon pure peppermint extract, I used Adams Extract
- ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract, I used Adams Best Extract
- 2 cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ⅓ cup red or green sugar crystals (or mixed together)
- 48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Candies, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
- In a large bowl beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla and peppermint extracts until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
- Using a small cookie scoop, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red and green sugar mixture. Place on prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 1 to 2 minutes. Gently press a candy Kiss into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
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