Thursday, December 19, 2013

CANDY CANE BLOSSOMS

A new Christmas cookie!
I'm not doing as much Christmas baking this year, but found a new recipe I wanted to try from Hershey's. We have a small dept. lunch on Friday, and I thought these would be perfect to bring in.

Ingredients:
48 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 Cup unsalted butter or margarine (I always use butter when baking, it taste better)
1 Cup white sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
2 Cups all -purpose flour
1/4 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp salt (if using salted butter, you can skip this)
2 Tablespoons milk
 Red or green sugar crystals, or powdered sugar to roll in. (I skipped doing this)

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.
2. Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.

Rob tried them when he got home from work last night and wrote "Goooood :)" on the note pad, so they must be good.*wink*

For this and other great Hershey recipes, click HERE. I highly recommend their Peanut Butter Blossom Recipe.
A fun, festive looking cookie.

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