Wondering what to do with all those leftover candy canes? This cake is dreamy and…
\This is a really easy and really fun recipe to make with your children. We usually have an assembly line at our house: one child rolls the cookie dough balls, one child hides the “surprise” inside, and one child rolls the balls in the crushed candy canes. Enjoy!
Candy Cane Cookie Surprises
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.In a large mixing bowl with an electricmixer, combine 1/2 cup of the sugarand the butter and mix until light and fluffy. Add the peppermint extractand mix to combine. Slowly add the flour and salt, mixing until just combined.In a separate bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar and the crushed candy canes.Roll thedough into twenty-four 1 1/2-inch balls. Insert 1 chocolate kissinto each ball and re-roll to ensure that the cookie dough encases the kiss. Roll each dough ball in thepowdered sugar/candy cane mixture.Place the balls on an ungreased baking sheet, spacing them about 1-inch apart. Bake until they start to turn golden brown on the bottom, about 20 minutes. Remove and transfer to wirerack. Cool until they are just cool enough to handle, 5 minutes. Return thecookiesto the bowl with the powdered sugar and crushed candies and toss gently until each cookie is coated.
* This recipe was adapted from a Food Network recipe.