These Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies are like a hug for your taste buds, with that buttery texture and candy cane Hershey Kiss surprise, making each bite a holiday celebration. You bake ’em once, and they’ll become a tradition, ’cause nothing says love and comfort like these cookies right here!
Now listen, y’all, the holidays are peeking around the corner, and what’s a celebration without something sweet to tickle those taste buds? These Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies, with their buttery softness and that sweet Hershey Kiss right in the middle, are like a party in your mouth. You don’t have to wait for the snow to fall to start baking these treats. Put on some festive tunes, gather the ingredients, and let’s make some memories in the kitchen!
Whether you’re having the whole family over or just want to spoil yourself, these cookies are your ticket to a sweet, satisfying experience. They’re not just cookies; they’re a message of love, joy, and a whole lot of flavor. Come on now; let’s get baking!
- Salted butter (softened, like your heart after the first bite)
- Sugar (¼ cup)
- 1 large egg (just one, that’s all you need)
- Pure vanilla extract (1 ½ teaspoons, for that rich flavor)
- All-purpose flour (1 cup)
- Candy cane Hershey Kisses (20 pieces, or more if you sneak a few)
- Preheat that oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. We’re cooking with fire now!
- Beat butter and sugar until they’re smoother than your best pick-up line.
- Throw in the egg and vanilla. Mix them in real good.
- Add the flour but don’t overbeat; we’re making cookies, not a workout routine!
- Chill for 30 minutes. You can chill too!
- Form those one-inch balls, place ’em on a baking sheet.
- Press with your thumb, make a little well. That’s where the magic happens!
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. Keep an eye on them; they’re precious!
- Put those Hershey Kisses in the center, right after baking.
- Cool for 10 minutes. Patience, now!
Tips and Tricks
- Don’t over-mix; these cookies like it gentle.
- Parchment paper is your friend; it keeps things from sticking.
- Play around with different Hershey Kisses if you want to mix things up.
How to Store Cookies
- Store these beauties in an airtight container, and they’ll be good for up to a week. Need more time? Freeze ’em. They’ll be waiting for you!
So there it is, cousins, a ticket to a festive and delicious holiday season. It’s not just about the cookies; it’s about the joy, the laughter, and the love you put into making them. Happy baking y’all!
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Candy Cane Thumbprint Cookies
- First things first, preheat that oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s about to get hot in here!
- Grab a large bowl and beat that butter and sugar together like they owe you money. Keep at it until it’s light and fluffy, which should take about 3-4 minutes.
- Now, slide on in the egg and vanilla. Beat ’em together until they’re well combined and having a good time.
- Time to invite the flour to the party. Beat it together until everything is wet and mixed. But remember, don’t overbeat; we’re making cookies, not whipping it into submission!
- Cover that mixture like a precious secret and refrigerate for half an hour. Go on, take a break, you’ve earned it.
- Once you’re back, create one-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet. Whether you’re using parchment paper or a gentle spray with cooking spray, make sure those cookies don’t stick.
- Now, it’s time to get personal with these cookies. Gently press the top of each ball with a thumb or finger to create a little crevice like you’re leaving a mark of love.
- Bake those beautiful creations for 12-15 minutes. When they start turning slightly golden brown, snatch ’em out of the oven and immediately plant a candy cane Hershey Kiss right in the center. Like a special little surprise for every cookie!
- Now, patience, cousin. Let those cookies cool for 10 minutes before you serve or save ’em. I know it’s hard, but good things come to those who wait.