Peppermint Surprise Cookies

Thursday, December 20, 2012

I don't know about the rest of you, but I love serving food with an unexpected twist.  Something that will stop people mid-bite and say, "Wow! That's not what I expected, but it's really good!"    These cookies are just that.  They look like a simple peppermint snowball cookies, but lo and behold there's a little chocolate kiss waiting inside to be eaten!  In addition to being a fun and unique addition to a cookie exchange, these are also sturdy enough that they  would be great for mailing in a holiday package.   Enjoy! 

Recipe adapted from an old cooking magazine.

Click here for printable recipe

Posted by Lara.

The ingredients:
1-3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. peppermint extract
4-2/3 cups flour
Hershey Kisses (about 60)
4-ounces white chocolate
Crushed peppermint candies (crushed in blender)

Directions: 
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar and mix until well combined.  Add egg, vanilla, and peppermint extract until beaten.  Add the flour one cup at a time, mixing until all of the flour is well incorporated.   The dough will be thick. 
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. 

Shape dough into about 1-inch balls, flatten, then place an unwrapped Hershey Kiss into the middle of each and wrap the dough around until the Kiss is fully encased in dough.



Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees or until the bottoms are barely brown.  Transfer to wire rack to cool. 

In a microwaveable bowl (make sure the bowl is perfectly clean and dry first or the chocolate will not melt properly), melt the white chocolate by placing in the microwave for two minutes and stopping to stir every thirty seconds.  Dip the top of each cookie into the melted white chocolate, then sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies. 

Allow chocolate/peppermint topping to set before serving.  

Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies. 

Enjoy!

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2 comments:

SnoWhite December 20, 2012 at 10:15 AM  

We made a similar recipe recently using chocolate cookie batter and mint truffle kisses. YUMMY!!! I think, though, the peppermint version you've shared here is one I'd like even better.

Kim December 20, 2012 at 6:15 PM  

These look incredible. They have me thinking that I might have enough energy and time left to squeak out one more cookie. Love them!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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