I'm always on the hunt for a new Christmas cookie to bake. These looked like they were fun, festive, and fabulous to take to a holiday party.
Please be patient and wait the 2-3 minutes before putting them on, or else you'll get something like this—
Candy Cane Blossoms
slightly adapted from hersheys.com
48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons milk
Red or green sugar crystals or sprinkles
Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in the red or green sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 48 cookies.
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