The Freshman Cook: 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. 

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!

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