Christmas Candy Cane Cookies
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Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

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Christmas Candy Cane Kisses on top of sugar cookies coated with red and green sprinkles. It’s the perfect minty bite of cookie!

Christmas Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Christmas is just around the corner and we are all about the red and green!

The best way to celebrate is by mixing two favorite treats this time of year – candy canes and Christmas sugar cookies!

This sugar cookie recipe is also great for having sugar cookies themselves without the candy cane Hershey Kisses, but it’s really easy to jazz the recipe up and I’ll show you how.

If you want to skip doing homemade you can easily use a sugar cookie mix and still coat them with red and green sugar and top with a Candy Cane Hershey Kiss. Either way, they’ll be delicious!

How do you make Candy Cane Sugar Cookies?

Christmas Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Begin by mixing your sugar cookie dough either in a mixer or a bowl with a hand mixer.

Chill cookie dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator. This keeps it from spreading too thin while the cookies bake. The sugar will still stick to the outside as you warm it slightly between your hands when you roll them.

Next, using a small cookie scoop to get equal sizing, scoop out cookie dough and then roll into a ball between your hands. If you do not have a cookie scoop, using a spoon to scoop out the same amount each time works just as well. You want to get approximately 1″ cookie dough balls.

Roll each cookie dough ball in green and red sugar. I like to alternate them on my cookie sheet so I can make sure I’m making equal amounts of each color

Christmas Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Once the cookie dough balls are coated they should look like this. They’re ready to go in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10-12 minutes.

It’s more difficult to gauge when cookies are done after being coated in sugar.

You cannot tell that they are reaching a golden brown, so I like to carefully press my finger against one cookie and see how much of an imprint I’m able to press into it. It shouldn’t be gooey anymore, but soft.

Christmas Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

These ones are done! Wait a few minutes before placing your Candy Cane Hershey Kisses on top of each cookie. Otherwise, you risk melting all the kisses on top of the cookie.

Christmas Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Carefully press the Candy Cane Hershey Kisses onto each cookie.

Christmas Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Just like that, they’re done and ready to be devoured!

How long do sugar cookies last?

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy!

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe by Simply HappeningsCourse: DessertCuisine: American
Servings

4

Dozen
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Christmas Candy Cane Kisses on top of sugar cookies coated with red and green sprinkles. It’s the perfect minty bite of cookie!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter

  • 1 cup Sugar

  • 2 1/2 cups Flour

  • 1 Egg

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1 tsp Baking Powder

  • Red Colored Sugar/Sprinkles

  • Green Colored Sugar/Sprinkles

  • 10 oz Bag of Candy Cane Hershey Kisses

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar together until it is light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and blend well. Add flour, salt, and baking powder, mix well. Chill cookie dough for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out dough and roll between hands to create 1″ balls. Roll half of balls in green sugar, and half of balls in red sugar.
  • Place balls on prepared cookie sheets and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.
    Once done baking, allow cookies to cool for about 5 minutes before adding Candy Cane Hershey Kisses to the center of each cookie. Otherwise, the kisses will melt and not hold their shape.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

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