Dec 2, 2012

Candy Cane Cake Batter Cookies


I just love holiday baking, don't you? Candy canes have always reminded me of my childhood Christmas. I remember my mother would buy the boxes of candy canes and we would hang them on the tree. For a month straight, I would occasionally sneak a candy cane off the tree as a treat. Funny how the littlest things remind us of our childhood, huh? Well, I wanted to bring a little of that childhood back to life, and into my holiday baking! Once a year, Hershey's sells the candy cane kisses, a perfect little addition to my cake batter cookies!

Candy Cane Cake Batter Cookies
makes 24 cookies
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1 cup flour
1 cup yellow cake mix
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons milk
24 candy cane Hershey's kisses

Preheat your oven to 375 f degrees. Beat together your softened butter and sugar using an electric mixer until well combined. Add cake mix, flour, salt, almond, and mix thoroughly. Add 3 tablespoons of milk or more if needed to make a dough consistency. Chill dough for one hour. Roll out dough and cut with a circle cookie cutter (about 1.5 in diameter). Place one Hershey's candy cane kiss in the middle of each cookie and roll in to a ball. Place onto a baking sheet. I like to use a rubber baking mat so that the bottoms don't burn. Bake your cookies for 11 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy!



13 comments :

  1. Oh Yum!! You are making me hungry. I don't eat sugar any longer but those could almost make me break.

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  2. YUM, AND OH' SO DARN CUTE TOO! hugs, jen

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  3. I love this post!! And love your blog too :)
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    xxxx mireia

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  4. Definitely have to try these soon!


    Krista @ estnineteen93.com

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  5. These look amazing Audra! Pinning!

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  6. MMM sounds yummy! Might make these for some homemade Christmas gifts! Thanks for the inspiration

    http://designerinteal.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my gosh these are amazing!!!!
    XO
    Ash@ABpetite
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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  8. These look so pretty! I've pinned the recipe. Thanks.

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  9. OMG!! These are scrummy!

    Happy Thursday!

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  10. Should there be eggs in these? Mine came out a little melty. :-/

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