08 December 2013

Holiday baking - Peppermint Kiss Chocolate Cookies

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This is the first year that I've had to think about "teacher gifts" for all of the amazing people that help & guide Bennett in his life. From his preschool teachers, to his church Sunday school teachers. I kept trying to think of something super creative and useful to make them. But I just kept coming coming back to wanting to bake them something yummy and Holiday-ish. Who doesn't love a home-made baked goodie??

I headed to Walmart, got all of my ingredients, grabbed my excited 3 y/o, turned on Christmas music and.... let the baking commence! This cookie recipe is sort of a mash-up of recipes that I found, buy they turned out perfectly!


These were super easy and so so good!! The perfect combination of chocolate and peppermint. And they will look so cute all wrapped up in a goodie bag with home-made cards. Bennett will be so excited to take them to his teachers!!

And how rude would that be if I didn't share the recipe with you? ;-)

INGREDIENTS: 
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup LAND O LAKES Butter, softened
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • Candycane Hershy's Kisses 

    *Prep Time: 45 Minutes - Should make appox. 3 dozen cookies
DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1 cup sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla; continue beating until it's well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, cocoa, baking powder & baking soda. Continue to beat until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1" balls. Place 2 inches a part onto ungreased cookie sheets, I recommend baking on Parchment Paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until set. Take them out of the oven and quickly press a Candy Cane Hershey Kiss into the middle of each cookie. Cool completely before eating or storing.

Things to note: These cookies don't flatten very much int the oven, so they won't appear to be done, but you will want to make sure you take them out between 9-11 minutes so they don't overbake. They continue to set while cooling. And the Hershey Kisses will take between 1-2 hours to cool down & harden again after setting them into the warm cookie.


Be sure to check out the LAND O LAKES Holiday Recipe Collection, there are so many amazing baking ideas there!

18 comments:

MommyMandy Musings said...

YUM! And perfect for the holidays!

Laura @ The Everyday Joys said...

Oh, these look and sound delicious! Nothing says Christmas like peppermint. :)

Discovery Street said...

those look amazing.

Modern Momma said...

These look delicious! I can't wait to try your recipe out!

Valerie Scott said...

These look AMAZING! They just might make my baking list this year:)

Faith said...

LOVE this recipe!! Can't wait to try it.

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Sarah Halstead said...

I love the kisses so I am going to have to make these.

Whitney H said...

I'm absolutely going to be making these soon! They look delicious!

Meg O. said...

Those look SO yummy!!!

Chelsea said...

Oh my goodness sakes! These look so delicious I feel like I can already taste them! YUM!

Alyson McMahon said...

Those look so delish!!

Karen said...

These look so good, I can't wait to try this recipe!

Karly Gomez said...

These look delicious, and Land O Lakes is the best! Love my home state butter!

Fran said...

oooh these look so yummy!!

Amber said...

Oh I love ANYTHING peppermint! I bet these are so yummy. Going to have to try them out :)

Kristy said...

These looks so good! Thanks for sharing! #client

Mason's Mama said...

Gorgeous pictures! These look amazing. I am going to have to try these.