Peppermint Hidden Kiss Cookies

From the Recipe Shoebox.

The ingredients:
1-3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. peppermint extract
4-2/3 cups flour
Hershey Kisses (about 60)
4-ounces white chocolate
Crushed peppermint candies (crushed in blender)

Directions: 
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar and mix until well combined.  Add egg, vanilla, and peppermint extract until beaten.  Add the flour one cup at a time, mixing until all of the flour is well incorporated.   The dough will be thick.  Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.  Shape dough into about 1-inch balls, flatten, then place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss into the middle of each and wrap the dough around until the Kiss is fully encased in dough.  Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until the bottoms are barely brown.  Transfer to wire rack to cool.  In a microwaveable bowl (make sure the bowl is perfectly clean and dry first or the chocolate will not melt properly), melt the white chocolate by placing in the microwave for two minutes and stopping to stir every thirty seconds.  Dip the top of each cookie into the melted white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.  Allow chocolate/peppermint topping to set before serving.    Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies. 
Enjoy!
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