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.