Peppermint Kiss Cookie

Oh, WOW!  These are such a festive and delicious Christmas cookie!  The cookie component of this recipe is tender and delicate. The peppermint flavored kiss has just the right amount of peppermint. I have to tell you, I’m not a huge peppermint fan. I don’t usually go for candy like a York peppermint patty when I’m having a  candy craving. Peppermint is a nice flavor but I like a moderate amount of it. Well, this cookie, in my book, is INCREDIBLE!  I was really taken by the the tenderness of the cookie and the flavor was lovely and delicious and perfectly, Peppermint!!!

Tips before you make this recipe:

  • The peppermint oil is no way overpowering. 1 teaspoon is the perfect amount-don’t change a thing! I found mine at Trader Joe’s.
  • So, when I read this recipe I noticed it said to put the cookies in the freezer after they’re baked to set the Kisses.I thought, yeah right! I’ve made their cousins, Peanut Butter Blossoms, maybe a hundred times and I’ve never had to do that.Well, Hello, note to self, the chocolate kisses vs. the peppermint kiss respond very differently to heat. who knew! Needless to say, since I totally ignored the instructions, because I thought I knew better, my first batch was a total flop because the kisses flattened out thinner than a pancake. FYI-just make room in your freezer. The directions are perfectly written.
  • I got my kisses at Target but have subsequently seen them at my regular grocery  store.
  • You can freeze these for up to a month. Mine lasted about a week. They were picked off 1-2 at a time. I have to now make more for Christmas.[/donotprint]

Source: RecipeGirl

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