Magical Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

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)

Powdered sugar

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!


What’s your favorite cookie to make and eat?

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