December 17, 2012

candy cane cookies // day seventeen



I think I love cookies. And these? It took everything in me not to eat every single one.



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups butter, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Candy Cane flavored Hershey's Kisses, finely chopped (I got mine at Target)
granulated sugar
additional, unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses- about 30

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Make room in either refrigerator or freezer for your cookie sheet.

2. In large mixer bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, extract and egg. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy (2-3 minutes). In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to wet mixture and beat, scraping bowl often until well blended (1-2 minutes). The mixture will be a bit crumbly. Stir in chopped Kisses.

3. Shape dough into 3/4-inch to 1-inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. As soon as they come out of the oven, press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie. They'll crack a little around the edges, so just use your fingers to kind of hold the cookie together while you set the kiss inside. Put cookie sheet (with cookies) immediately into the freezer (preferred) or refrigerator so that the Kisses will set quickly. As soon as you press them into the cookie, they will begin to soften... so if you can get them into the freezer then they will keep their Kiss shape. (Note from Ellie : I put mine in the refrigerator because there was no room in the freezer [because there was no room in the inn.. I had to] and they turned out just fine. The chocolate didn't hold it's shape, but they still tasted delicious.)

4. Store in a covered container- at room temperature for up to a week. In the freezer they should be ok for a couple of weeks.

#24daysofchristmascheer

7 comments:

Emma Margaret said...

Yum! Those look really good!

BTW I am having a big Christmas giveaway on my blog if you would like to enter!

http://emmaspic.blogspot.com/2012/12/11-days-of-fun-until-christmas.html

In Christ,
Emma

carlotta said...

my goodness I think these are some of the prettiest cookies I've ever seen. (that, or you're just one amazing photographer) (it's probably both)

Anonymous said...

YUM. I THINK I ATE LIKE THREE OR SOMETHING. :D And nice photos! I love your pictures!!!!!!!!! :)

-lizaaa <3

Madison said...

oh my, those cookies are absolutely adorable. :)
<3

Jo said...

these look so yummy! and everything about the pictures are beautiful... you are a professional. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this post. And I loved the cookies.. I was sick afterward from sneaking tastes of the dough... BUSTED

-emilybee

Kristyn said...

these looks delish and picture perfect! :)