Here's another special treat that you can use for a Christmas cookie exchange, which I'm using these for or for parties, chocolate cookies with candy cane kisses. This holiday you can find these candy cane Kisses at most stores. These almost reminds me of my previous recipe on peppermint bark. I have provided the recipe if you want to try this out for the holiday.
Candy Cane Kisses
3/4 cups softened unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1) Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. Starting with the wet ingredients, Use a stand mixer or a handheld mixer, mix the softened butter with the sugar until creamy, then mix in the egg.
2) Add in the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa and salt) a little at a time, mix until well incorporated.
3) Place dough in the fridge for about 1 hour. Use a small cookie scoop or 1 tbsp of dough, form into a ball then slightly flatten with your clean hands or a bottom of a flat cup. Place flatten dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure that they are about 2 inches apart.
4) Bake for 8-10 minutes. Once out of the oven, gently place 1 candy cane Kiss on the center of each cookie, but don't push too hard. Allow to cool on a cookie rack. Enjoy!