Back to holiday baking today, and had some Hershey’s peppermint chocolate kisses on hand. These cookies are sweet, minty, and oh so good! They are popular to make at Christmas time, and pretty easy to prepare. As you can see in my picture, I have bundled them up in a cute cookie tin. I think these make a perfect sweet holiday gift to share with friends and family. Save some for yourself though, after all your the one making them, you must taste them before giving them away! Here’s the Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Cookie recipe I’ve come to love…
1 bag Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Green colored sugar, optional
Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35)
In a large bowl beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg until well blended. Next blend together flour, baking soda and salt. Add milk to butter mixture . Beat until well blended.
Next, shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and green colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. (you can make your cookies as small or as large as you wish by the way).
Bake 8 – 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool 2 to 3 minutes. Gently press Hershey’s kiss into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and let cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies depending on size you choose.
You can store them in a tin once the Hershey’s kiss has totally hardened. You may also freeze in an air tight container wrapped with plastic wrap until ready to serve. Enjoy!