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This week we had our monthly girls craft night and we did a cookie exchange too! I was scrambling for a quick & easy holiday cookies recipe and decided on these gorgeous classic thumbprint cookies and knowing how easy they were to make, I dove in! Peppermint kisses are one of my favorite candies during the holiday season so I knew I wanted to put those in the middle. This batch made about 34 cookies!
Quick & Easy Holiday Cookies
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Now onto the recipe for these delicious cookies!
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 1/4 cups butter, room temp
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups flour (you can substitute almond flour if you’d like!)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 bags of unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses
- 2 Ungreased cookie sheets
- 1/3 cup of granulated sugar
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
Step 2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, powdered sugar, extracts and egg and beat well until creamy (2-3 minutes).
Step 3. In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, flour, and salt and whisk together.
Step 4. Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and beat until well blended (1-2 minutes). At this point, the mixture should be a bit crumbly.
Step 5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar, if desired; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Step 6. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until set. While they are baking, remove wrappers from the kisses.
Step 7. Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes. Press a candy cane kiss into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.
Step 8. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store in a sealed container.
This recipe was adapted from here!