Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Cookie Swap Candy Cane Puffs!

It's time for The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap reveal!
This is the 2nd year for the cookie swap, and it has just been so much fun. 
Thank you to Julie from The Little Kitchen and Lindsay from Love and Olive Oil
for putting it all together. I so appreciate it!
The best thing about this years cookie swap is that it was also
a benefit for Cookies For Kids' Cancer, and  OXO matched every donation
by participants of the swap!! How cool is that! 
Great cookies and a great cause!
So here is what I sent!
Candy Cane Puffs
(adapted from Pillsbury)

1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
2 1/2 cups Flour
pinch Salt
2 cups Almond Bark
10 Candy Canes, crushed 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. 
Prepare your baking sheets by spraying them with
cooking spray, or use parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Scrape bowl down.
Beat in your egg, vanilla, and peppermint.
Beat in your flour and salt.
Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
After the hour, shape the dough into 1" balls
 and bake for 10-12 minutes. 
Let cool on cooling rack for 30 minutes
Melt the white almond bark, and dip the top of each cookie
into the melted bark.
Place crushed candy cane on the top of each cookie.

A huge thank you to all the people I received cookies from:
Beth from Jersey Bites, who sent me some incredible, full of flavor,
Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies,
and Betsy from @BetsyLife, who sent me delicious, sunshiney
Lemon Sandwich Cookies!
Yummy, Yum Yum to both of you!!
 (I know I am missing one, but I know it will be here shortly!!)

Thanks again to everyone who had a hand in making this Cookie Swap happen!
I can't wait until next year!!

Here where we are partying!!!:
Wicked Good Wednesdays
Tasty Thursday 


  1. I love this recipe! I've really been into white chocolate this year.

  2. Love this recipe, pinning to make later!

  3. Love the white chocolate with the candy canes! I'm thinking I'll have to participate in the Cookie Swap next year - sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays!! Hope we see you tomorrow!

  4. Those look so so delicious! I love white chocolate and peppermint together :) Thank you for linking up to Tasty Thursday!