Preheat oven to 375.
Combine all the ingredients (except candy and 1/2 cup sugar) in a large bowl. Mix on the lowest speed of mixer until dough forms. Shape dough into balls, using a rounded teaspoonful for each. Roll balls in the unused sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and top each cookie immediately with a candy; press down firmly so cookie cracks around edge. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
When I was a small girl (many, many years ago) my mother made this over the holidays. It was my favorite and has become a family tradition.
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|Serving Size: 1 Dozen (349g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4|
|Calories from Fat: 290 (22%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 32.2g||43 %|
|Saturated Fat 8.1g||41 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 13.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 8.8g|
|Cholesterol 55.3mg||17 %|
|Sodium 399.8mg||14 %|
|Potassium 270.8mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 257.6g||76 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.5g||10 %|
|Sugars, other 255.1g|
|Protein 11.5g||16 %|
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Calories per serving: 1337
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