Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies

These were one of my favorite new finds for Christmas cookies this year. They were fabulous with or without the kiss on top! Quite a few of them didn't make it to the freezer... :)

Peppermint Kiss Sugar Cookies
(recipe found on pinterest via

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely chopped candy cane flavored hershey's kisses
granulated sugar
about 30 unwrapped candy can flavored hershey's kisses

Preheat oven to 350. In a large mixing bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, extracts and egg. Beat at medium speed until creamy, about 2-3 minutes, scraping the bowl often. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and combine, scraping the bowl often. It will be a bit crumbly. Stir in chopped kisses. Shape dough into 1" balls; roll in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. As soon as they come out of the oven, press a kiss in the center, holding the cookie together as you press down. (According to the original poster of this recipe, if you at this point in time, place the entire cookie sheet into the freezer you will get the kiss to hold its shape. I tried a million different times but never had it work for me. I also tried freezing the kisses before putting them onto the cookies, a combination of both of this and nothing worked. They still tasted wonderful though, they just didn't retain their "kiss" shape.)

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