Day 36 – Candy Cane Blossoms
Aren’t these just too cute? 🙂 There are so many way to decorate them too. The only limit is your imagination!
Candy Cane Blossoms
recipe from Hershey’s, re-posted from Baked Perfection
1 bag Hershey;s Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Green 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 green 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.
Note: To avoid your cookies coming out flat, a couple tips: don’t roll them too large and make sure your butter is not too soft or warm. If your dough is too sticky, just add up to 1/2 cup more flour.
You can roll them in colored non-sprinkles before baking to make them extra festive, or sprinkle with colored sugars.
To make your own colored sugar: (Much more affordable than buying it). All you have to do is put white sugar in a sandwich bag with some food coloring. Then shake it around until it is blended. Add more color to reach your desired shade. If you do decide to make your own sugar, I suggest you make it the night before you make these cookies (so go make it tonight), because the sugar will need time to dry. To speed up the drying I spread the sugar on a plate and then stir it every so often (when I am in the kitchen).
Coupons for ingredients:
(Coupons will be printable to lessen the chance of expiring coupons during the blog series. You may have newspaper coupons for these ingredients as well. Check our coupon database for available coupon info here).
Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Kisses:$1.10/2 Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s, Hershey’s Miniatures, York, Rolo, or Kit Kat Chocolates Holiday Bags printable
Butter: $0.75/1 Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Blended Butter Sticks printable
Granulated sugar: $0.75/1 Dixie Crystals Product printable
Vanilla extract: $1/1 Simply Organic Vanilla printable
Eggs: $0.75/1 Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs printable
All-purpose flour: $1/1 Hodgson Mill Flour or Cornmeal printable
Salt: $0.40/1 Diamond Crystal Salt (SavingStar Deposit)
Baking soda: $0.40/1 Diamond Crystal Salt (SavingStar Deposit)
Milk: $0.50/2 Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk printable, $0.75/1 TruMoo Product printable
Red and Green colored sugar: (if you know of a coupon for this, let me know)