Do love a good chocolate and peppermint candy cane combination? If so, these cookies are exactly what you have been looking for! A chocolate cookie topped with a Candy Cane Hersey's Kiss. They are like little drops of deliciousness.
Don't like mint? No worries, I am not much of a fan either. I make mint goodies because I know my family and friends enjoy it. So if you're not diggin' the mint... try substituting a Hug Hersey's Kiss or maybe a Caramel Hersey's Kiss. Top it anyway you like it. Go ahead and be creative.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Blossoms
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp milk
1 bag Candy Cane Hersey's Kisses
Small bowl of powdered sugar
Add flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa together in a medium mixing bowl. Cream together sugar and butter. Add the egg. Mix well. Add vanilla. Mix well. Add about 1/2 of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and mix. Add 1 tbsp of milk as it mixes. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix. Add in last tbsp pf milk as it mixes.
The dough is very easy to play with and doesn't require any refrigeration to firm it up. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove cookies while they are still soft and let them rest for 2 or 3 minutes. Add the Candy Cane Kiss and move to a cooling rack.
I also made these cookies without the chocolate. The ingredients and instructions are exactly the same except the addition of cocoa powder and instead of powdered sugar I used red sugar sprinkles. This recipe is on the back of the Candy Cane Kiss bag.