Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hidden Candy Cane Cookies

My kitchen has the worst lighting ever. I just can't get good photos. Don't let the pics deter you from making these cookies though. These are new for me this year and they are keepers.

Put 1 1/2 cups softened butter in your mixer bowl. Add 1 large egg. 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla extract and slowly add 3 cups of flour. This is a very nice dough to work with.


Chop up about 6 Hershey Candy Cane Cookies and beat them into the dough.


Take a walnut sized piece of the dough and wrap it around a Candy Cane Kiss and form it into a ball.


Roll each ball in some granulated sugar. Place them on cookie sheets and refrigerate until they are firm. Then bake them at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.


Cool on racks.


These are so good!


They are pepperminty, chewy on the inside.


With a crisp, sugary crunch on the outside.

12 comments:

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

Don't these just have Christmas written all over them. What a great recipe.

Pricilla said...

Ooooh, they do look good. I will have to try them.


Wire cutters...heh heh heh

Barbara F. said...

I think your kitchen is wonderful, full of delicious warmth charm love and good food. Lighting is just fine as your pics make me drool! xo

Guillaume said...

Is the inside soft and gooey?

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I've never seen any cookie like this before and this is something I must try for christmas :-) Perhaps I'll try different tastes than peppermint as well :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Kelly said...

nuff said. mmmmmm

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A surprise centre in every cookie!

Candace said...

I've been baking along with you almost every day - each cookie recipe is fantastic! Now I absolutely have to make this one as well! I'm having so much fun baking outside my traditional holiday cookie recipe box! Thanks so much!
Cheers!

Barb said...

I love anything minty! Those look delicious!

Autumn said...

These look delicious! But I might change the Candy Cane flavored Hershey's for something else... I'm not a big fan of candy canes haha

TARYTERRE said...

Peppermint is so refreshing. The taste says Christmas. Love the way the inside looks. Surprises are sweet.

Joy said...

These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! I just made a batch of grandma's old lebkuchen recipe. Yum!