I went to a recent cookie exchange recently and came back with some yummy cookies! The cookies pictured above are Candy Cane Blossoms. My friend Sara, over at http://www.part-timeme.blogspot.com/ brought them to the exchange! She found the recipe HERE.
If you'd like to recreate these cookies, here is the recipe!
•48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Candy Cane Mint Candies
•1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
•1 cup granulated sugar
•1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
•2 cups all-purpose flour
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 tablespoons milk
•Red or green sugar crystals, granulated sugar or powdered sugar
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.
2. 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.
3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in red sugar, granulated sugar, powdered sugar or a combination of any of the sugars. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
4. 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. About 4 dozen cookies.