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Candy Cane Kisses Cookies

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A few week’s ago I picked up a bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses.  They are a favorite of mine around the holidays.  I knew that I wanted to make cookies using them, so I went to this cookies cookbook that my grandma gave me.  It’s a very old cookbook; however, I have fallen in love with it!  It’s endless with cookie recipes.

I adapted the recipe for sugar cookies to make White Chocolate Sugar Cookies with Candy Cane Kisses.  These are likely to be my favorite cookie that I have made so far.  They have just the right mix of soft and chewy with a little bit of crunch.  I have noticed many cookie recipes harden quickly and these seem to stay soft much longer.

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Candy Cane Kisses Cookies

Yield: 2-3 Dozen


  • 1/2 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips
  • 24-36 Unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses


Start by placing the butter in a large mixer and creaming it then adding in the sugar. Continue beating then add in the egg and vanilla.

Next add in the flour, baking soda, salt, and fold in the chocolate chips. Continue blending until dough is formed.

At this point, I chill the dough for 20-30 minutes in the fridge.

Using a large cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, roll pieces of dough into teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart. In each ball add a thumb print, which is where the kiss will go after baking.

Bake these at 375* for 10 minutes or until just about fully set. Let them cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack and then place a kiss in the middle of each cookie. You can let them cool just a little bit longer to avoid melting; however, I happened to like a few of them melted nice and gooey!


Note:  I have made this recipe many times without adding the milk; however, I have recently adapted it to add 2 Tbsp of milk as that makes the dough easier to work with.

These cookies are now on the top of my cookie list, and with all the cookies I keep eating I may need a bigger pant size after Christmas!  I’m trying my hardest to resist the temptation though and sending much of these with my hubby to work!

Enjoy your day baking.

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7 Responses to “Candy Cane Kisses Cookies”

  1. Zee @ The Recipe Codeposted December 9, 2011 at 2:22 am

    look at those cuties! I love ’em.. But I cant make them cuz we don’t have candy cane kisses here:(


  2. Wendy from WendysHatposted December 9, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Yum and Oh so darling!


  3. Jasperposted December 13, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    These look delightful, though I haven’t seen candy cane kisses in my grocery store yet. Do you mind sharing on the USPS Facebook page? Here’s the link:


  4. Melissa @ Stockpiling Momsposted December 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for linking at our virtual cookie swap! Looks delicious and so festive!


  5. Melanieposted December 21, 2011 at 2:32 am

    GREAT recipe, thank you so much! My family loved it 🙂 Perfect for the holiday season.


  6. Meganposted December 6, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Can I use baking powder instead of baking soda?


    • Kristyreplied December 7th, 2012 at 7:33 am

      I’ve never tried it with soda in place of powder, so I’m not sure if that would work. Baking can be so scientific that I think I would probably just stick with baking powder unless you are prepared for it to possibly not work before trying it.

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