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We may have many things we enjoy about the holidays but Christmas cookies are always going to be near the top of the list. We likely have the go-to favorites that we make every year. Even so, it’s always fun to see what’s new and exciting so we can add something else to our baking duties. We will make your search a little easier this year by adding what is likely the best cookie to come your way in quite some time.

The Sugar Cookie Blossom recipe from Hershey’s takes the old blossom cookie, which has been around for a long time, and makes it even better. Typically, these are peanut butter cookies with a Hershey’s kiss in the middle. Following the new recipe means that you will be using Sugar Cookie Hershey’s Kisses instead, taking things to an entirely new level.

That Hershey’s kiss, along with sugar cookie dough, makes the cookie awesome. Any sugar cookie dough can be used, even if you make it yourself, so you are not stuck with a single option.

Here is the full recipe:

HERSHEY’S SUGAR COOKIE BLOSSOMS

(makes 36 cookies)

Ingredients:

36 Sugar Cookie Hershey’s Kisses candies

Your favorite sugar cookie dough (homemade, dry mix, or refrigerated)

Flour, butter, and egg, as required in your chosen sugar cookie mix

Green and red decorator’s sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from candies; set aside.

Mix cookie dough following package directions. Divide dough into 36 equal (about 1-1/4 inch) balls; roll in green or red sugar. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookie edges are set. Let cool for 2 minutes; press a candy piece into the center of each cookie. Move cookies from cookie sheet to wire rack and let them cool completely.

For those who are interested in sticking with the more traditional Peanut Butter Blossom, the Hershey’s website has a regular and gluten-free variety. The recipes are more difficult than making these sugar cookie blossoms because you will be making the dough from scratch and need additional ingredients.

There is also a chocolate cookie version for those who don’t care much for peanut butter. Basically, it substitutes unsweetened cocoa powder for peanut butter.

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