Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

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by on December 11, 2013

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe

I just love Peppermint this time of year – it is the taste of the season! And these Peppermint Kiss Cookies are a perfect way to celebrate the holidays after putting up the tree, looking at Christmas lights, or at a holiday party. They are so festive, you can put them on a plate or in a tin to give to friends, neighbors or family. Just make sure you make enough – these are irresistible!

One gift idea is to make a Cornflake Christmas Wreath and then fill them with these Peppermint Kiss Cookies.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

(Yield about 3 dozen)

IMG_5067INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 3 Candy Canes
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
  • Sugar (to roll cookies in)
  • 36 unwrapped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

IMG_5075DIRECTIONS:

1. Place candy canes in food processor and pulse until they are completely crushed.

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2. Make sure you have room in your refrigerator or freezer for your cookie sheet.

IMG_50913. Combine powdered sugar, butter, extracts and egg in large bowl. Beat until fluffy at medium speed.

IMG_50994. Combine flour, crushed candy canes, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.

IMG_51075. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and beat until well blended (mixture will be kind of dry).

IMG_51156. Stir in chopped kisses.

IMG_51237. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes in 350 oven until firm up and set.

9. Remove from oven and immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.

10. Place cookie sheet into the freezer or refrigerator to keep kisses from melting.

See how simple those were! Guaranteed to bring a smile to your lips!

Peppermint Kiss Cookies Recipe
 

Ingredients
  • INGREDIENTS:
  • 1½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cup Flour
  • 3 Candy Canes
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup chopped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
  • Sugar (to roll cookies in)
  • 36 unwrapped Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

Instructions
  1. Place candy canes in food processor and pulse until they are completely crushed.
  2. Make sure you have room in your refrigerator or freezer for your cookie sheet.
  3. Combine powdered sugar, butter, extracts and egg in large bowl.
  4. Beat until fluffy at medium speed.
  5. Combine flour, crushed candy canes, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Add flour mixture to wet mixture and beat until well blended (mixture will be kind of dry).
  7. Stir in chopped kisses.
  8. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in granulated sugar.
  9. Place 1-inch apart on cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes in 350 oven until firm up and set.
  11. Remove from oven and immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.
  12. Place cookie sheet into the freezer or refrigerator to keep kisses from melting.

 

Here are some more Peppermint recipes and craft ideas you may enjoy:

Homemade Holiday Gifts: DIY Peppermint Scrub

DIY Duct Tape Peppermint Tree

Peppermint Bark

You may enjoy these other holiday craft and recipe ideas:

DIY Gift Idea: Easy Tea Cup Snow Globe

Cranberry White Chocolate Popcorn Recipe

How to Make Reindeer Cupcakes

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  • Brittany

    You did a great job with the photo! I love this idea! Just made peppermint bark yesterday!

  • Kasandria

    YUM! Can you send some to my house lol? I just pinned it to my Holiday food board too.
    Kas

  • http://makobiscribe.com/ Jennifer Medeiros

    These look incredibly delicious! I will definitely have to make these soon!

  • Jayda

    I love making peanut butter Kiss cookies, but these peppermint ones look too good not to try.

  • MJ @theflyingcouponer

    Way too beautiful to be eaten! I will definitely try this!!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Thanks Jennifer – they are festive aren’t they?

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Love peppermint bark, too! Thanks!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Thanks Kasandria!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    Thank you!

  • http://www.savingcentswithsense.net/ Melissa Hurst

    My husband loves the peanut butter Kiss cookies, too.

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