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Candy Cane Blossoms | A tasty, festive holiday thumbprint cookie

Candy Cane Blossoms

Katie has been hinting around about these Candy Cane blossoms  for weeks. She saw these on Pinterest and made sure I pinned them, too. I’m not sure what her ulterior motive was, for me to buy a bag of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses or for me to make these cookies.

Either way, she got her wish. And the girl lucked out. Her brother was home for break and he was not a fan of these particular Hershey’s Kisses and her father is not crazy about mint. Katie divvied out two per day for her after-dinner treat, eating the cookie first, then savoring the creamy chocolate after that. Don’t these just shout Christmas?!!!

Candy Cane Blossoms | A tasty, festive holiday thumbprint cookie

Christmas Week

Welcome to day #2 of Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Today’s theme for Christmas Week is “Peppermint Surprise”. Make sure you visit all the participating bloggers today to see what special dish they whipped up for you.

Tip of the Day: I found waiting 3 minutes before adding the Kiss worked perfectly. I tried a few after one minute and the Kiss melted and totally lost its iconic shape.

Candy Cane Blossoms | A tasty, festive holiday thumbprint cookie

Candy Cane Blossoms

Serves 4 dozen     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins

A holiday twist on thumbprint cookies! Recipe adapted from Hershey's


  • 1/2 cup (I stick) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Red and Green decorative sugar
  • 48 Candy Cane Hershey's Kisses


  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside. Unwrap Kisses.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, then add egg and vanilla and mix till well blended. Mix in milk, then add dry ingredients and mix till combined.
  3. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in colored sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or till cookies are set and very lightly browned. Allow to cool about 2-3 minutes, then press a Kiss into the middle of each cookie. Remove cookies to wire rack to finish cooling.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 937kcal Calories from fat 386
% Daily Value
Total Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 26g130%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 254mg11%
Carbohydrate 137g46%
Dietary Fiber 5g20%
Sugars 83g
Protein 11g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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