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Sunday, December 2, 2012

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Have you started your holiday baking?  Tomorrow is food day at Tim's office, so I decide to bake a holiday cookie recipe I've been eying since last year.  The chocolate and peppermint are a perfect combination!  Watch out these are addictive!!


Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies Recipe:
(Makes about 4 dozen cookies)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 (10 ounce) package  Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped
 
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together softened butter, shortening, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs and vanilla.  In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour and cocoa powder.  Add to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.  Fold in chocolate chips.  Chill dough in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to avoid cookies from flattening.

After your dough has chilled, drop by rounded tablespoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 8 minutes or until set up but the centers are still soft.  Let the cookies cool for 1-2 minutes.  Top each cookie with an unwrapped Candy Cane Kiss.  Allow to cool long enough for the kisses to harden.


I am linking this to On The Menu Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday and Foodie Friday. 

10 comments:

  1. These are the kind of cookies I can bake during the holidays. Love it.

    Velva

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  2. These look great! I've also got a Christmas cookie recipe I've been waiting to make since last year. Can't wait to try it!

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  3. These are so dainty and pretty; love them.
    Rita

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  4. I haven't used the candy cane kisses before...great that they keep their stripes after baking.

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  5. Love the cookies. You are so right, those kisses are addictive!

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  6. I love cookies that combine chocolate and peppermint for the holidays! These look yummy!

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  7. They are truly so cute and my son who is sitting next to me he says that these are perfect and winning the heart of a 10 year old is a big deal!

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  8. I have not baked a thing yet! I'm trying to get my shopping list crossed off first and still have a few more things to get. I love chocolate and peppermint together!

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  9. Hi Julie,
    What a great cookie very festive for the season! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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