Thanks to Taste of Home for sponsoring today’s post!
Hey, friends! I’ve got a rare treat for you today…a recipe! Yes indeed! And no, I didn’t come up with it! Instead, I do what I do every year now and waited for the Taste of Home Holiday Cookie Edition to come out with all kinds of delicious ideas that are simple enough even I can make them! As I flipped through this year’s magazine, these were the first cookies to catch my eye, and for good reason! Hellooooo, peppermint and chocolate! These are amazingly delicious, I can tell you first hand, and Taste of Home was kind enough to allow me to share the recipe with you here:
Candy Cane Blossom Cookies
We like to use different flavors of candy cane in the dough for fun variety. — Joan Cossette, Colbert, Washington
Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
48 milk chocolate kisses, candy cane kisses or miniature chocolate-covered peppermint patties, unwrapped
4 candy canes
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freeze kisses in a covered container for at least 1 hour. Place candy canes in a food processor; process until finely crushed.
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in crushed candy canes. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Immediately press a kiss into center of each cookie. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
We had dark chocolate kisses on some of ours, and some were the mint filled ones. Both super-delicious, although I preferred the ones where the candy had the mint flavoring too. There are very very few of these left in our house. What I really want to try is the peppermint pattie kind!
This is just one of the amazing recipes in this year’s Taste of Home Holiday Edition Cookie magazine. There are about five more I have bookmarked to try between now and Christmas, plus a ton of others I sure wouldn’t mind sampling too! If you love holiday baking, you’re definitely going to want to check out this magazine…and the best news is that I get to give a copy away to not just one, but three lucky readers! Rafflecopter will walk you through the entry process; good luck!
Hugs & Glitter,