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Red Hot Kisses & Hugs Cookies

Red Hot Kisses & Hugs Cookies


  • 1 cup + 1 tbsp butter sticks softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup red hot candies


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Add butter & sugar to your mixer & beat on medium until well combined
  • Add flour - you can add additional butter by the tablespoon if the dough is too crumbly.
  • Add in red hots if mixing in- instead of placing after baking
  • Form dough into a ball & then flatten a little
  • Place on parchment & lay another piece of parchment on top
  • Roll with heavy rolling pin to flatten to about ½ inch
  • Use your cookie cutters to cut your x's & o's
  • Place on baking sheet - bake 20 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven- allow to cool on baking sheet completely before transferring to airtight container.
  • **If placing your candies on the cookies after baking to avoid melting- do so immediately after removing from oven.