Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Valentine's Day Candy Cane Blossoms

Same recipe different holiday.

I went to Target after Christmas (I go after every holiday) and looked at holiday sale items. You can usually find a great deal on candy and other assorted goodies after any holiday. Lucky me, I found these Candy Cane Kisses 75% off and new it was meant to be. If you remember, I made these for Christmas and not only were they adorable, they were also delicious. Of course I was going to make them again. This time I used red sugar on half the cookies and pink on half. Zack thought the red looked too much like Christmas, but I thought they worked for V-Day. Now, don't worry if you don't have these kisses. I think they may be even better with traditional Hershey's kisses. I suggest you make your own colored sugar which I mentioned in the original post. Happy Baking!

Valentine's Day Candy Cane Blossoms
recipe from Hershey's

1 bag Hershey;s Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Pink colored sugar

Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35)

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and/or pink colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 8 - 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies.

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