Cookie Exchange: Candy Cane Kisses Cookies + A Giveaway!

Happy 12.12.12!
It's time for the 3rd Annual Larson Lingo Cookie Recipe Exchange!
I have a delicious recipe to share with you. Seriously. You are going to LOVE it.
 Here is what you need:

 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/4 cups butter {at room temperature...not melted!}
1/2  teaspoon peppermint extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
3 cups  flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses, finely chopped
Granulated sugar for rolling
Additional Candy Cane Kisses for the garnish

In large bowl, combine powdered sugar, butter, peppermint extract, vanilla extract and egg.
 Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until creamy.

 In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
Add to the sugar/butter mixture and beat until well blended.

Unwrap some candy cane kisses (about 15-20)

Aren't they pretty?

Chop them up.

You need 1/2 cup:

Stir in chopped Kisses to the mixture:

Make sure the pieces are mixed evenly through the dough:

 Shape dough into balls:

Roll in granulated sugar:
Place on cookie sheet:

Bake for at 350 for 10-12 minutes.
While they are baking, unwrap more kisses.
As soon as your cookies come out of the oven, press a Candy Cane Kiss in the center of each cookie.
Put cookie sheet immediately into the refrigerator so that the Kisses will set quickly.
I kept them in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
 This recipe makes about 2 1/2 Dozen Cookies.
They are SO good. Seriously. So good.
After I made these cookies, I emailed Hershey's & told them I made these cookies using their kisses & that I was having a Cookie Recipe Link up on my blog. I asked if they would be willing to giveaway a cookbook to one of my readers. So out, of the kindness of their hearts & in the Spirit of the Holidays, they want to giveaway this cookbook to one of my readers in honor of the Cookie Exchange!
And, they said they will also mail the winner a variety of Chocolate as well! Isn't that nice?

How to Enter...It's EASY!
1. Leave a comment letting me know your favorite type of cookie.
2.  You get an extra entry if you linked up a cookie recipe, so leave a comment if you linked up!

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday 12/19 via random.org

So, grab a button & link up YOUR cookie recipe!

Can't wait to check out your recipes! 
You can link them up now until next Wednesday, 12.19.12


  1. Hmmm....Favorite cookie....I really love just a good old chocolate chip cookie. A little crunchy on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside!

  2. my favorite cookie is probably chocolate chip. I know its basic but so good.

  3. Don't you love how Sheaffer and I are the first two to sign up?! This is why the three of us are such great friends :). My favorite cookies are probably yours! I am obsessed with the candy cane Kisses. What a fun blogging day!

  4. I love PB cup cookies but these candy cane kisses I have GOT to try - thanks for the recipe!

  5. It's a toss up between Hershey kiss peanut butter cookies and Chocolate cookies with peanut butter chips. Both so yummy!

  6. My favorite cookie...a chocolate chip cookie that is still soft and gooey...mmmmmm...

  7. Oh, I have made these Candy Cane Kiss Cookies before. They are delicious. My mother-in-law makes a killer peanut butter ball this time of year that has to be my favorite on the Christmas cookie tray. Thanks for hosting and for the giveaway.

  8. my favorite cookie is chocolate chip (Toll House recipe). I can remember eating 10 in one sitting at times!

  9. Chocolate chip. pecan, oatmeal cookies -- so GOOD!

  10. I really love any flavor of ooey gooey butter cookies. Yum. I made these peppermint kisses last year...yea, let's just say mine were not quite as pretty as yours;)

  11. Thanks for the opportunity. My favorite cookie is most any variation of a sugar cookie. Especially on the soft side.

  12. I linked up my favorite that I found last year.

    I love the ones you made too. Someone brought those to my cookie swap and I loved them!

  13. I linked up! Thanks for hosting a fun party!!!

  14. I made these last week! So good! But, I found Andes Perppermint Crunch baking bits that I used for the cookies. I didn't have to chop anything! ;)

  15. My favorite cookie is plain old chocolate chip. Yummers! Will link up later today! Your candy cane kisses cookies look a-ma-zing!!!

  16. Right now I'm really loving funfetti cookies!

  17. Yum-o! I love any cookie with peanut butter and chocolate. I think it's the best combo ever!

  18. I love a white chocolate chip cherry cookie.

  19. I love chocolate chip cookies with pecans.

  20. I love all cookies but my favorite are my Chocolate Peppermint cookies that I make every Christmas! I actually posted them and linked the recipe up during your very first cookie exchange!

  21. I also just linked up! This time I am sharing the famous Oreo Balls- Merry Christmas!

  22. ANGEL KISS COOKIES!!!!!!!!!

    but you knew that

    they are featured on Matthew Meade's Holiday website and in his magazine again this year!

    I will try to link up...

  23. Sugar cookies are definitely my favorite.

  24. ohhh, those look tasty!! I think I need to make these for my office! :)

  25. My favorite cookies are my mom's peanut blossoms, which are just like these candy cane kisses cookies except with a peanut butter cookie and a regular Hersey's kiss! Yum :)

  26. I linked up with my pinterest find, Peppermint White Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  27. My favorite kind of cookie is any white chocolate chip cookie.

  28. My favorite type of cookie is an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.


  29. Caramel pizza cookies! Haley.weiner@gmail.com

  30. My fav cookie is the infamous chocolate chip cookie!

  31. Yummy! I actually just made those (with the kisses in the center, but cheated, and used the premade cookie dough - oops)! :) Excited to be following you - thanks for joining in on the GFC hop!

  32. I linked up for your cookie exchange. thanks for hosting it.

  33. Favorite cookie has to be a sugar cookie with icing - loved making them with my mom and now I love making them with my kids! Making your candy cane kisses cookies today!

  34. have you tried maybe peppermint candy cake?? its sooo good :)
    i made it one year for my husband and he loved it <3


  35. Wow, those look incredible! My daughters and I had our annual Christmas baking evening last night, this would've been a great recipe for it. I'd have to say my favorite cookies are old fashioned pinwheels. I can't make them to save my life but my grandmother could and oh boy, were they a treat!

  36. My favorite cookie is sugar cookie with a yummy icing!

  37. my favorite cookies are no-bake cookies. yum! melt in your mouth good!

  38. My favorite cookie would have to be a double chocolate cookie. Love anything with extra chocolate in it!

  39. YUM!!! I will be trying your recipe soon. I love potato chip cookies! Random but sooo addicting!!

  40. I linked up a recipe! Chocolate chip cookies!

  41. I love the new york times chocolate chip cookie recipe!
    Awesome giveaway!!

  42. I would have to say it would be a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie...yummy!

  43. Oh how I wish that I had time to link up. THis is just a crazy, busy week. Christmas just comes way TOO fast! I need more time - ha!


  44. The problem is, is that I love all cookies!! - I LOVE variety, so i really can't pick just one!
    THanks for a fun exchange

  45. Buckeye Balls....peanut butter and chocolate goodness. Scoured Target last night and got the Candy Cane kisses!

  46. I love chocolate mint crinkle cookies

    jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

  47. I am making these today!! Thanks for the recipe!

  48. My favorites are classic chocolate chip cookies with a few butterscotch chips.

  49. Oops...I'm a little late to the party! Definitely going to make the Candy Cane Cookies- yum! Thanks for the recipe!

  50. My favorite cookie would probably be a chewy (not crunchy) chocolate chip. I love almost any cookie, though!

  51. Thanks for stopping by my blog and organizing this cookie exchange. I've already used your recipe and a couple of others to make gifts for neighbors. They were yummy.

  52. I got the giveaway chocolate and cookbook today in the mail. I am going to post about it soon on my blog I will let you know. It was more than I excepted...the cookbook and a basket full of hershey chocolate!!!

  53. My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisen. This is so exciting! I can't wait to make your Candy Cane Kisses.



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