chocolate cookies with candy cane kisses …

December 23, 2010

what kind of cookies are you going to leave for santa claus this year?

i just love these festive looking chocolate peppermint cookies with candy cane kisses.

we made a few batches of these, and even saved some for santa claus!

If you are still looking for a great holiday treat to make, or a festive cookie to share with Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, look no further.
I just love the look of these cookies.  They just scream Christmas to me.  And, I love that the cookies are chocolate peppermint cookies.  A great combination.  And, of course the candy cane Hershey’s kisses just tops it off!
{Chocolate Peppermint Cookies with Candy Cane Kisses}
makes about 40-50 small cookies
1/2 c butter
1/2 c shortening
1 c sugar
3/4 c dutch processed cocoa powder2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
2 tbs milk
1 tsp pure peppermint extract
1 1/2 c flour
1 package hershey’s candy cane kisses
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine butter and shortening and stir for 30 seconds.
Add sugar, cocoa powder, and baking powder and mix well.
Next, add egg, milk, and peppermint extract.
Add flour a little bit at a time.  If the dough gets too tough for the beaters, use a spoon.
Chill the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour covered.
Form the dough into 1 inch small balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Immediately after taking out of the oven, press in a candy cane kiss, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

here is how i packaged a few of them up  …

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