So Santa is going to squeeze down your chimney and start hunting for the cookies you and the kids prepared for him. Delight him this year with some red and green sparkly treats that will bust his belt out an extra notch…just the way we like to see him! Abounding with jolly, busting at the seams!
Whether you “do Santa” or not with your kids, baking these fun treats will make a memory that will stick with your kids for a lifetime!! Enjoy your time in the kitchen with your fast growing kids and bake up a storm this Christmas.
Make a floury mess, lick the bowl, savor the sweets as well as the moments with your children. Baking is a fun tradition and food gifts are always welcome among friends and neighbors. So enjoy this bright colored sweet treat and bake up a several batches to share!
Candy Cane Blossoms
2 bags Hershey’s Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses (One for the cookies and one for you to eat while baking! It’s Christmas! We’ll diet in January!)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Green colored sugar
Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35)
Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and/or green colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 – 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies.
Recipe adapted from Hershey’s