So, am I the only one in America who is still trying to use up my Christmas candy? Usually that is not the case for us, ’cause I love me some chocolate!
This year my husband and I (unbeknownst to each other) both bought Christmas candy for the kids stockings. And when I say, “my husband bought Christmas candy”, I mean I think he may have sold a secret island in the Caribbean, that I didn’t know we owned, to come up with the funding for all of the Christmas candy he bought.
He bought a boatload.
And, when I say, “he bought a boatload”, I mean we are still eating it, and it is almost March!
I need weight watchers, People!
So, that being said… I made some cookies.
Big Kisses Blossom Cookies to be exact.
I got the idea from the back of a bag of Hershey Kisses. The cookies in that recipe were little. I needed BIG cookies to use up as many candies as I could, so I adapted the recipe a little.
I give you…
Big Kisses Blossom Cookies
60 Hershey’s Kisses (I used Candy Cane Kisses.)
2 sticks butter (softened)
2 cups granulated sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
4 Tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon salt
White or colored sugar for rolling cookies
Heat oven to 350°F. Remove wrappers from candies.
Beat butter, granulated sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture, alternately with milk, to butter mixture, stirring until well blended.
Using a ¼ cup measuring cup scoop out dough and form into ball. Roll in sugar. Slightly flatten cookie ball with fingers and place on ungreased cookie sheet. (I like to bake cookies on parchment paper. They come off the cookie sheet so much easier, without even using a spatula. And clean up is so nice!)
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until cookie is set. (Do not allow cookie edges to brown, unless you like crunchy cookies.) Remove from oven; cool 1 to 2 minutes. Press 3 candy pieces into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 20 large cookies. (You can modify this recipe and make smaller cookies of course. If making smaller cookies, use 1 candy piece per cookie.)
To print this recipe click Big Kisses Blossom Cookies.
These are so wonderful. Soft and chewy, just like a cookie should be.
What I love about these cookies, is that I used up a lot of my candies. I also like that these cookies can be adapted and made all throughout the year, for different holidays; just change up what color of sugar and what kind of Hershey kiss to use. I made these around Valentine’s Day, so I used red sugar with the Candy Cane Mint Hershey Kisses.
They were super cute, if I do say so.
For Easter you could do pastel colored sugar with the Cookies and Cream Kisses. For the Fourth of July you could do red, white or blue, (or a combo of all three) and use the Hugs Kisses. The possibilities are endless really. Just use your imagination!
Okay, got to go polish of a bag of Dove chocolates now. I hate my life.
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