I am sharing with you a recipe I found years ago at an office cookie exchange — Magical Candy Cane Kiss Cookies. I’ve made them again this year, but for a virtual cookie exchange. These cookies are delicious, easy and really special for the holidays. Mainly because the main ingredient – the Hershey candy cane kiss – is only available during the holiday months. Happy Baking!
Magical Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Candy Cane kisses (unwrapped)
Heat oven to 350-degrees. Enlist a helper to unwrap the candy cane kisses.
Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until creamy.
Stir flour and coca together; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Mold about a teaspoon of dough around each kiss, covering completely. Shape into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 – 10 minutes or until set. Cool completely; then sprinkle powdered sugar over the tops. Super easy and super delicious!
Sophie was my assistant. She insisted the kisses all be lined up and facing upright.
The dough — it’s almost like a chocolate shortbread.
Roll the dough …
Place the kiss inside …
Here’s how they look baked ….
And here they are covered in powdered sugar!