Peppermint Kiss Cookies

I love participating in the annual Blogger Cookie Swap – not only is it for a great cause, but it’s also a chance to force myself to get creative and come up with a new recipe.  I use the feedback from my family and recipients to see if it’s going to be a keeper (and if the bloggers agree, I think this is definitely a keeper.)  It’s an adaption of my favourite Christmas cookie – one my aunt always brings to our annual family holiday party.  I love the minty taste, the crumbly texture, and I thought it would be great to add my current holiday candy (I cannot stop eating these), the Hersheys Candy Cane Kiss, in the centre as a pillow cookie.

Hope you enjoy this (slightly tweaked) Beardy classic!

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

Ingredients:

225g unsalted butter

150g granulated sugar

1 large egg

375g plain flour

5 candy cane, smashed into tiny pieces

24 Hersheys Candy Cane Kisses

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACream together the butter and sugar.  Mix in the egg and vanilla.  Sift in the flour.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACrush the candy canes.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMix the candy canes into the cookie dough.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMould the cookie dough around the Hershey Kiss, wrapping it into a ball shape.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlace the dough ball on a greased baking sheet.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABake at 170C for about 15 minutes.  Allow to cool completely.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’d definitely recommend taking part in next year’s Food Blogger Cookie Swap, as it’s a lot of fun and for a great cause!

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2 comments

  1. Thank you for the delicious cookies! 🙂 We loved them!

  2. […] The Baking Beardy has cute peppermint kiss cookies. […]

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