1 bag of Candy Cane Kiss Candies – unwrapped
... 1 stick – 1/2 C butter – softened (should yield slightly to pressure, but not be room temperature soft)
1 C granulated sugar
1 1/4 tsp pure vanilla bean paste
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 C all purpose flour (sifted or spooned into measuring cups – not packed)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt
2 TBSP milk
Red and Green Sugar Crystals
Pre-heat oven to 350 F
Unwrap the kisses and try not to eat them all – this is a great project for the kids
Cream together butter, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extract
Sift flour and measure out 2 C
Sift together flour, baking soda and salt
Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk to the creamed butter mixture – blend well.
Roll dough into 1- inch balls
Roll some of the balls in the red sugar and some in the green sugar (this is a really fun job for the kids)
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet (or greased cookie sheet) and bake roughly 7 – 9 minutes. They will not look done, but do NOT over bake!
Lightly place a candy cane kiss onto the center of each cookie.
Take the cookies off the cookie sheet and transfer to a wire baking rack until cool.