Sugar Cookie Candy Cane Blossoms

Sugar cookie candy cane blossoms are the epitome of the holidays! They have a slight peppermint flavor from the candy cane kisses. These adaptations from the traditional blossom kiss cookies are always at cookie swaps and for a very good reason – they’re easy to make and a treat to eat!

Photo by Stephanie B.
Adapted from tablefortwoblog.com

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Adapted from tablefortwoblog.com

Ingredients

  • 1/2

    cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    egg

  • 1 1/2

    tsp vanilla extract

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/4

    tsp baking soda

  • 1/4

    tsp salt

  • 2

    tbsp milk

  • 1

    tsp red sugar crystals

  • 1

    tsp green sugar crystals

  • 24

    Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl with a hand mixer), cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until incorporated. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture, alternately, with milk, to the butter mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Finally, add the sugar crystals to the dough. Using a medium cookie scoop (or 1 1/2 tbsp of dough), place cookie dough on baking sheets. Bake cookies for 12-13 minutes, or until edges are turning slightly brown and crisp. Remove from oven and immediately after 2 minutes, press Hershey Kiss into the center of the dough. Do NOT touch it anymore at this point. After 5 minutes, gently transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

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