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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 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.

21 comments on “Candy Cane Kiss Shortbread Cookies”

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

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

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

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

  8. 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. What should the oven temperature be set at?

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

  11. These sound so good.

  12. These sound so delish! Thanks for sharing!

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

    Thanks for linking up, I featured this post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2011/holiday-foods/

    Have a Merry Christmas!

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

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

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

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

  18. I’d love to get this box in the mail

  19. 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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