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Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookie Bites

Photo taken by Maggy Keet from ThreeManyCooks.comI’m sorry, but are Candy Cane Kisses pretty much the bomb diggity of Christmas candy, or what? Look at the center of that cookie bite. Just look at it! An entire kiss, wrapped in dark chocolatey cookie goodness, people.

I pretty much buy Candy Cane Kisses in bulk when they show up at Target. White chocolate and peppermint? I’m so there. Luckily, so is my bestie, Maggy.

She came over last week for a bit of baking and a girls’ night in finished with gin and tonics in the hot tub. (Be very jealous.) We had the best time baking up a storm. Nearly a metric ton of shortbread in different flavors, we made.

I had the economy size of the kisses bag sitting in my freezer. I knew I wanted to do something similar to these Rolo cookies with them, but couldn’t decide what.

This is where good friends who are also good bakers come in *very* handy. Maggy helped me figure out the method, and the dark chocolate cookie dough came from my friend Annie’s blog, With Sprinkles On Top. I used that same dough last year to make cookies with Andes peppermint baking chips, so I knew it lent itself very well to the peppermint application.

These may take a little extra planning, because they require you to freeze the Kisses and freeze the dough for a while, but they are OH so worth the extra effort.

Maggy and I spending a day baking together is something we both dreamed about when she lived in England and I here. We were cooking buddies over the phone for the longest time, and we’d cook together whenever either of us was visiting the other, but just to say, a the drop of a hat, “Hey, come over here and let’s bake!” – well people, that’s a luxury we didn’t have for the first 2 years of our friendship.

When I look back on Christmas 2010, that day of baking together is going to be one of my favorite moments. Having a friend who understands your darkest moments, who bolsters you up when you’re down, and who will come stay at your house and make you drinks and dinner when your husband is out of town? It’s pretty much the best thing ever.

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Cody Bodnar

Sunday 29th of January 2012

I adore these! I wish I could crochet, but for some reason I've only learned to knit. My husband's grandmother has been trying to teach me, but I'm all thumbs! I wonder if I could get her to make one of these for the kids.


Monday 2nd of January 2012

I am making these right now. So excited to eat them! Thanks for a great recipe!

Holly W

Tuesday 22nd of November 2011

oh i love these candies! and what a great idea to put them inside a brownie ?! i think i need these in my life :)


Friday 14th of October 2011

So creative! Love it. Thanks for the inspiration. <3

Nancy @TSP

Monday 24th of January 2011

How did I miss these? They look amazing, Amber. Yum.