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Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies

The idea that it’s December 2nd astounds me.

It probably shouldn’t. We’re a family that puts our tree up the day after Thanksgiving (more for the convenience of a 4 day weekend and having extra hands around, but still), and the Christmas decorations have been decking these halls for a solid week.

But when I look at my work calendar, my editorial calendar, and the plans we have throughout the month of December, I’m kind of wondering how we’re actually going to fit it all in.

I’ll be honest right up front and state that in a few cases, the way I’m going to fit it all in is to let a few shortcuts help me along the way.



Take these delectable Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies. Everyone loves a crinkle cookie, right? They’re oh-so-simple to make, but they really pack a punch visually.

Side by side with a standard chocolate chip or shortbread, and I’d choose the crinkle cookie every time.

In this case, I’ve used the Double Chocolate Ghirardelli Brownie Mix as my shortcut to crinkle cookie perfection, and topped each one with a Hershey’s Candy Cane Kiss as it exits the oven.

I don’t know about you, but I wait all year for Candy Cane Kisses. They are my favorite from the Kisses line. I may or may not dedicate a portion of our freezer to excess bags of these babies so that I can enjoy them all year long.

You should probably know now that you’ll be seeing a lot of peppermint and chocolate variations on B&B over the next month.

It is my absolute favorite winter flavor combination, and I simply can’t get enough of it. From Peppermint Bark Cheesecake to these cookies, I am addicted. You’ll be seeing peppermint paired with chocolate – both milk and white – a lot around here.

How about you? Ready for it to be December? What’s your favorite Winter flavor combination?

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Jess

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

Hi! I loved the idea of these! I just made them and they are incredibly salty. It tastes like I dumped spoonfuls of salt into that batter. Any idea what I did wrong? Jess

Amber

Tuesday 11th of December 2012

Jess, that sounds really odd! I mean... the only thing I could think of is accidentally using table salt instead of granulated sugar? I've done that before.. Unless there's something up with the box mix? They weren't salty to me, and as you can see from the recipe, you don't add any additional salt to the recipe. So it could be something up with the box mix, maybe?

I'm really sorry about that! I wish I could troubleshoot more.

Sommer@ASpicyPerspective

Wednesday 5th of December 2012

Hey Girl! I just posted Crinkle Cookies today, but love how you used brownie mix for yours. Brilliant idea--that's exactly what the dough tastes like!

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray

Tuesday 4th of December 2012

Oooh, brownie cookies! I've only had the Candy Cane Kisses once or twice...I guess I'm headin' to Target. ;)

Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

Tuesday 4th of December 2012

I cannot trust myself around a bag of those Candy Cane Kisses. They obliterate my willpower. These cookies look SO scrumptious and easy to make--great for Christmas gift-giving!!