16 Days til’ Christmas: Peppermint Kiss Christmas Sugar Cookies

16 Days til’ Christmas Countdown: Looking to bring something sweet to holiday party or baking cookies as gift this year? A festive and easy to make cookie recipe are peppermint kiss christmas sugar cookies!

What You’ll need: 

  • 1 cup room-temperature butter
  • 1 bag of candy cane Hershey kisses
  • 1/4 cup of finely crushed peppermint candies (about 10 pieces)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling the dough in

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix together the butter and peppermint extract. Beat in the crushed peppermint candies. Gently mix in a few pieces of the candy cane Hersey kisses if you want.

Add the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt; stir well. Chill for 30-60 minutes. The dough should be soft but firm enough to mold and shape into 1 inch balls, then roll in sugar.

Place on a lightly greased baking sheet spaced evenly a part as they will spread out as they bake. Bake for about 12 minutes. Immediately after removing them from the oven, press a kiss in the middle of each cookie. Allow your candy cane cookie creations to cool for several minutes on the pan before removing to cooling racks!

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