HOLIDAY BAKING: It’s A Candy Cane Christmas!

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Christmas is in full swing and the countdown is on to complete our lengthy baking list. Every year we bake our ‘classic family favourites‘ that have been in our family forever. You know, the Scottish Shortbread, Gingerbread and Pecan Tarts to name a few. This year we decided to step outside of the tried and true baking list and try something new and exciting. We like to live on the edge like that. 😉 We came across two new Holiday recipes by Ricardo CuisineCandy Cane Cookies and Candy Cane Hot Chocolate!

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If ever there was a cookie that tastes like Christmas, these Candy Cane Cookies would be it! Made with crushed candy canes and white chocolate, these cookies are a perfect festive addition to any holiday dessert platter.

This was our first time making a baked good with candy canes so we weren’t sure what to expect. If you like candy canes, then you will for sure love these! Of course you can alter the measurements depending on your tastes. Add just a pinch of crushed candy canes for a hint of peppermint or more if you are a true candy cane lover. We decided to add a tiny amount of the candy cane pieces that weren’t crushed as much for a more intense peppermint flavour. 

At first bite, you immediately taste the unbelievable flavour of the cookie batter. This cookie batter is one of the best cookie dough recipes we’ve tried. The whole family agrees!  The batter mixed with the candy cane and white chocolate is truly the ultimate holiday treat. It is delicious! 
We’ll definitely be making another batch of these before Christmas Day.

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What goes with candy cane cookies? That’s right… Candy Cane Hot Chocolate! How perfect and festive! Nothing like a cozy crackling fire, watching Christmas Vacation the movie (again), sippin’ hot chocolate and snackin’ on delicious baked festive candy cane cookies. Delightful, don’t cha think?

We are big hot chocolate lovers especially during the cold winter months. There’s something about it that makes you feel happy. Probably because it reminds us of when we were carefree kids.

We are always game for a new recipe and wanted to jazz up the classic hot drink a little so we decided to make Ricardo Cuisine’s Candy Cane Hot Chocolate. Who can resist fine Lindt milk chocolate melted with milk and topped with real whipped cream and some crushed candy cane? Mmmmmm!

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For more delicious Holiday recipes and inspiration, be sure to visit Ricardo Cuisine!

What cookies will you be baking this year?! Let us know!

Happy Holiday Baking!
Laura & Natasha xo

Hershey Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

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Happy Holidays Everyone!
Today we are sharing yet another de-lish Christmas Cookie recipe. (Who doesn’t love Christmas Cookies?!)
They’re cute little personal treats that spread some tasty festive cheer.

Cookies are my absolute favorite thing to bake at Christmas. Not cakes, not yule logs – cookies.
I love them for the fact that they are easy to pack up and give as gifts to friends & family, and they’re not messy.

Okay, I’ll be honest – the real reason for my love of cookies is that I somehow feel less guilty devouring 10+ cookies, than eating one slice of cake or any other dessert, (Cake just seems so heavy/decadent.)
Somehow in my mind I think that because cookies are small, that makes it okay to eat way more than I should! (I know, I know. My cookie addiction is out of control.)

These Hershey Candy Cane Kiss Cookies are basically Christmas in a cookie.
They are perfect sugar cookies rolled in Christmas sprinkles & topped with a Hershey Candy Cane Kiss. Numm!
You get all the goodness of Christmas (sugar cookie dough, festive sprinkles and peppermint) wrapped up in one cookie.
These cookies are super easy to bake (no chilling or rolling dough is required!) and are a sure way to add a splash of colour to your Holiday cookie tray.

Enjoy & Happy Holiday Baking!

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(pre-bake. candy cane kisses and sprinkles galore!)

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Hershey Candy Cane Kiss Cookies
Soft and chewy sugar cookies rolled in sprinkles and topped with a Hershey Candy Cane Kiss! Perfect for the holidays.
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Ingredients
  1. (yield: 24-27 cookies)
  2. 10 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  3. 1 cup sugar
  4. 2 egg yolks
  5. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  6. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  8. pinch of salt
  9. christmas sprinkles
  10. 24-30 Hershey Candy Cane Kiss Chocolates
Instructions
  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper, or spray with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Using your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter & sugar together on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until light & smooth. Add the egg yolks & vanilla extract, mix on medium speed until all ingredients are combined. Using a spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl when necessary.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until fully combined.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using your hands, roll the dough into balls (approx. 1 tablespoon of dough each). Roll the balls into sprinkles and bake for only 9-10 minutes. The cookies will look underbaked, but that is how they should be. They shouldn’t be golden at all – Do not overbake.
  5. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, than once slightly cooled, press the Hershey kisses into the centers of the cookies. Once you have put the Hershey kiss on the cookies, immediately put the baking sheet into the freezer for 5 minutes to ensure that the Hershey Kiss’ don’t melt.
Notes
  1. Recipe slightly adapted from sallysbakingaddiction.
Rose & Lea http://roseandlea.com/

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Enjoy!
Natasha xo