Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Some Christmas Baking

Hello Friends,

I thought I'd share what I was doing today.

These are just delicious! I probably gained about 5 pounds today!

I found this recipe on Our Best Bites blog.  Yep I admit it. I don't only follow papercrafting blogs! These girls have great holiday recipes as well as other things to make for your family.

Here's the cookie recipe:

Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Recipe by Our Best Bites

1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening
1/2 c. real butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
optional: 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. flour, lightly spooned into measuring cups and leveled with a knife
1/4 c. + 2 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. dark chocolate chips
48 Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together softened butter, shortening, brown sugar, and white sugar for 1-2 minutes on medium-high speed or until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Meanwhile, combine the baking powder, baking soda, salt, flour, and cocoa powder. Add to the butter/sugar mixture and mix until combined. Mix in the chocolate chips.
Drop the dough by the tablespoonful onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the centers are set but still soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Top each cookie with an unwrapped Candy Cane Kiss. Allow to cool completely, long enough for the Kiss to harden. If necessary, after the cookies have cooled, they can be placed in the refrigerator or freezer to re-solidify the Kiss.

Enjoy Friends!


Glora said...

Yum, those look delicious! Thanks for sharing the link and the recipe :).

liz at liz's paper loft said...

liz :o)

Georgiana said...

Wow! You were busy. They look absolutely delicious! I just may need to try this recipe too.

Happy Holidays,

DH said...