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Candy Cane Kiss Shortbread Cookies

These awesome bloggers put together this thing called The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.
It’s a cookie swap, just like you’d have with any of your friends.
But it’s also kind of like secret santa.
With people you’ve never met before.
And those people are food bloggers.
Which is pretty cool.
These are the cookies I made for my peeps:
I’m in love with Candy Cane Kisses.
Love, love, love.
But you already know that. And I’ll be sure to bring it up again alter this week :)
But for now, I’d really like to share this recipe with you!
Delicious, easy, and extremely Christmas-y. 
It’s from my Peppermint post.
Did you miss it?
It’s a favorite of mine. Read it!
But first, make these cookies.
Then you’ll have something to eat while you read :)
Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Recipe Source: Recipe Girl

-2 cups all purpose flour
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 cup unsalted butter, softened
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 large egg yolk
-6 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
-1 cup chopped Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses
-2 ounces white chocolate


1. In a stand mixer, mix together all ingredients except for the chocolate.
2. Press the dough into a parchment lined cookie sheet (9×13).
3. Bake at 350º until golden brown and slightly puffed and edges begin to come away from sides of pan, about 30 minutes.
4. Immediately sprinkle bittersweet chocolate over. Let stand until chocolate softens, about 3 minutes. Using small offset spatula, spread bittersweet chocolate over top of cookie in thin even layer. Immediately sprinkle on chopped candy cane kisses.
5. Melt white chocolate and drizzle over.
6. Let cool and break apart or cut into 1 inch squares.

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Ashton is the owner and author ofSomething Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador.Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.
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21 Responses to “Candy Cane Kiss Shortbread Cookies”

  1. Megan posted on December 12, 2011 at 10:14 am (#)

    You’ll have to forgive my ignorance on the subject, but what size/kind of pan should I use? I’d love to try these because I’m always looking for ways to eat more peppermint kisses. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Something Swanky posted on December 12, 2011 at 10:23 am (#)

    @Megan Oh sorry!! Just a normal cookie sheet– like 9×13.

  3. Debbie posted on December 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm (#)

    wow this looks tummy, as well as the other recipes you have. Congrats on being a featured VB member

  4. Olusola posted on December 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm (#)

    Looks so yummy, makes me wish I had a baking gene. Love your blog but next time I won’t visit on an empty stomach :)

    Congratulations on the vB featured member

  5. Joan posted on December 12, 2011 at 12:43 pm (#)

    Like the sprinkles and they looks so good! A shortcut is to use Pillsbury peppermint cookie dough. I found it in the refrigerated section. Yum yum!

  6. LisaWeidknecht posted on December 12, 2011 at 9:02 pm (#)

    I’ve never heard of these kisses before! I need to go shopping. Congratulations on being a vB feature member this week!

  7. Aimee posted on December 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm (#)

    oooh, I love peppermint kisses. These look awesome. Thanks!!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust posted on December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm (#)

    Some of my favorite Kisses, hands down. I love this recipe! Next week is peppermint week around my Crazy, so I may just have to mention these awesome cookies. :)

  9. KAM posted on December 13, 2011 at 5:52 pm (#)

    What should the oven temperature be set at?

  10. Something Swanky posted on December 14, 2011 at 12:16 am (#)

    @KAM Oh my gosh! Sorry! I’ll fix that :) 350º

  11. coconut posted on December 14, 2011 at 10:10 am (#)

    These sound so good.

  12. MrsFoxsSweets posted on December 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm (#)

    These sound so delish! Thanks for sharing!

  13. TidyMom posted on December 17, 2011 at 12:20 pm (#)

    oh wow! I love this!! sounds delicious!!

    Thanks for linking up, I featured this post in my wrap up

    Have a Merry Christmas!

  14. Erin posted on December 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm (#)

    These look heavenly! I love shortbread And you totally pimped it up!!! Awesome!

  15. Kim McCallie posted on December 18, 2011 at 9:47 pm (#)

    These are beautiful! You always have such good ideas. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  16. Lisa @ Flour Me With Love posted on July 26, 2012 at 9:44 am (#)

    I love shortbread and peppermint…I can’t wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

  17. Patsy posted on July 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm (#)

    I came over from Mix it up Monday. These sound so good! I am a new follower on GFC. Patsy

  18. Heather @French Press posted on December 5, 2012 at 12:16 am (#)

    I’d love to get this box in the mail

  19. Erin @ Making Memories posted on December 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm (#)

    Oh my golly, I’m so excited! I’m making your Samoe Fudge today and this will be the cookie layer (like you suggested.) My mouth is already watering and all I’ve done so far is get out the pan!


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