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