It’s the most wonderful time of the year. With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you, “be of good cheer”. It’s the most wonderful time of the year….
As you can tell, I currently have Mr. Andy Williams bouncing around in my head. This classic tune is one of my all time favorites since it really gets me into the spirit of the holiday season!
There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting, and caroling out in the snow….
It’s already been a busy month (for everyone, I’m sure) and to kick off December, I invited a group of my closest girlfriends over for a holiday cookie exchange party. We had such a great time catching up, talking about baking, and sampling cookies.
I must not have gotten in enough baking the few days before my party, because the very next day I decided to make a batch of Hershey’s Kiss candy cookies. I had bought a bag of the Mint Truffle flavor and this was the perfect opportunity to use them!
The base is a soft, delectable sugar cookie that is rolled in colored sugar and topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. These tidbits never fail to please and I almost wish I had made them for my cookie exchange since they were so good.
These little bites of holiday goodness are a great addition to the most wonderful time of the year!
Mint Truffle Candy Cookies
Adapted from Hershey.com
Makes: about 3 dozen cookies, Difficulty: Beginner
- 36 Hershey’s Kisses, your favorite flavor
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons milk or cream
- Red or green colored sugars (granulated or powdered sugar can also be used)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove candies from wrappers. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Beat the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
Using a tablespoon, shape dough into balls. Roll in colored sugar and place on baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and the cookie is set.
Remove from oven and cool on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes. Press a candy piece into the center of each cookie. Remove from baking sheet to a wire rack and let cool completely.