Thursday, December 9, 2010

Peppermint Kisses

My triplet ~ Mrs. Brownie, helped me out & sent me a recipe to make for my cookie exchange tomorrow night. I took pics & thought I would share the recipe. They turned out really good & I think I'm done with my Holiday baking this season ;) 

Peppermint Twist Kisses
You Will Need
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 to 8 drops red food coloring
36 chocolate kisses

What to Do
1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add the egg yolk and extracts; mix well. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough in half; tint one portion red. Divide each into four portions. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

2. Shape each portion into a 9-in. log. Place one red log next to one white log; twist gently to create one swirled roll. Roll gently until roll becomes one log. Repeat with remaining dough. 

3. Cut each log into nine slices; roll each into a ball. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with a glass. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Press chocolate kisses into the center of warm cookies. Remove to wire racks to cool. 

Yield: 3 dozen. (I made this recipe SIX times over & I don't find this "3 dozen count" true)

The ingredients you will need:
 Mixing the ingredients:
 Chilling the RED dough:
 I made this recipe 6x over & ran out of red dye, so I made half in green:
 100+ cookies later...



  1. Those cookies look delicious!!! I think I may try these. :)

  2. Love the cookies you made Bonnie...they look so cute and festive!

  3. Those came out adorable!! I totally thought of you when I bought Presley her sock monkey outfit!! They had some little boys shirts too. So cute! Oh, and I love your new blog makeover:)

  4. They're really cute and look very yummy!!