Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

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Ingredients

18 tbsp unsalted butter (2 sticks, plus 2 tbsp)
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp mint extract
1 vanilla bean, split down the middle and seeds scraped
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
approximately 30 Hershey's candy cane kisses, unwrapped and roughly chopped
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Directions

In large bowl mix butter and sugar till fluffy, add eggs, mint extract and vanilla.  Mix well.  Sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, and slowly add to butter mixture.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper.  Roll dough into balls about 1-inch in diameter then roll in granulated sugar.  Place balls on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool slightly.  Top with chopped Hershey's kisses.