Candy Cane Blossoms

Candy Cane Blossoms

48 Hershey's Kisses Candy Cane Mint Candies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons milk

Red and green sugar crystals

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Unwrap Hershey's Kisses; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until well blended. Beat in egg, vanilla, and peppermint extract. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add flour mixture alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Chill dough for 1 hour, then shape into 1-inch balls. Roll ball in red or green sugar crystals. Place on prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned and cookie is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press a candy kiss into the center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to a wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.