Peppermint Kiss Cookies
Serves: Makes about 3 dozen
  • 1 whole egg, plus 1 yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2½ cups bleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at cool room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy
  • 36 peppermint kisses
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle positions and heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix egg, yolk, vanilla, and salt in a small bowl. Mix flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Add egg mixture; mix on low speed until well incorporated. Add flour mixture; mix on low speed until dough forms. Beat in crushed peppermint.
  3. Divide dough into thirty-six rounded tablespoon portions, rolling each into a ball. Working in batches, arrange 12 cookie dough balls on a large silpat- or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown and puffed. Remove cookies from oven, gently pressing a peppermint kiss into each one. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough balls and kisses. (Can be stored in a tin for a week or sealed and frozen up to 1 month.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at