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
Ingredients:

-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

Directions:

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 Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something 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.