Friday, December 23, 2011

Pinterest Challenge #2 {Candy Cane Blossoms}

Remember Ben's school holiday party I posted about here. Yes, the one where Santa scared the living crap out of my child.

Last week his individual classroom had it's own party sans Santa (hooray)! and I needed something to bring to the party.

Of course I turned to Pinterest and found a recipe and my #2 Pinterest Challenge Project.

Here is the original pin.

And here is mine:
I was pretty proud of these babies if I do say so myself:)

Here's how you do it:
Gather your ingredients. You'll need:
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 Green colored sugar

Unwrap these babies; test to make sure they're ok to eat.

Mix together wet ingredients.

In a separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients.

Slowly add dry to wet and mix through.

Next, you need to make the colored sugar. You can buy colored sugar at the store, but mine didn't have any so I just whipped up my own. 

I took plain granulated sugar and added a few drops of food coloring.

Mix throughly until food coloring is mixed through like this

Next, roll dough into 1 inch balls and then roll in colored sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 min. Keep an eye on them, you don't want them to over bake and get hard.

Once cookies have cooled, place a kiss in the middle. I rushed this step and the kisses got really soft(twss).
If that happens to you, just put the cookies in the fridge for a few minutes and the candy to harden back up. 


1 comment on "Pinterest Challenge #2 {Candy Cane Blossoms}"
  1. Those look sooo much better than the normal peanut butter kiss cookies. I think I might have to try these!