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Menu Plan Monday Dec. 23 ~ Candy Cane Shortbread Blossoms

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Ah, it’s finally the week of Christmas.  Oh wait, holy cow! it’s the week of Christmas.

I was really sure I had so much more time.

The holiday week means less meal planning for me.  So I decided to share a cookie recipe.  We made some cookies for Ian’s school party and I decided to try a new one.

These cookies are inspired by the peanut butter blossoms.  You know the ones with the Hershey’s Kisses placed in the warm cookies?

During the holidays Hershey’s makes a Candy Cane Kiss.  They are super scrumptious.   I’m not gonna lie, I have taken a bag (or two) to ‘share’ (with myself) before.


Candy Cane Shortbread Blossoms

Makes about 2 dozen cookies

  • Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses, unwrapped
  • 2 1/2 c. Flour
  • 1 c. Butter, softened cut into cubes
  • 6 Tblsp Sugar (6 tablespoon= 1/4 c. + 2 tablespoons)
  1. In a mixing bowl combine flour and sugar.  Cut in butter using a pastry blender or a blade attachment for your stand mixer.  Add butter squares one at a time and blend until mixture resembles fine crumbs and starts to cling.
  2. Form into a ball and knead until smooth.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten.  (shortbread doesn’t behave like other cookie dough so it will not flatten out when bakedMS_CandayCaneShortbreadBlossoms_01
  4. Bake in 325° oven for 20-25 minutes, until center starts to set.  While cookies are baking unwrapped enough kisses for the number of cookies.MS_CandayCaneShortbreadBlossoms_02
  5. Immediately press a Candy Cane Kiss into center of cookie and let cool on cookie sheet for five minutes.MS_CandayCaneShortbreadBlossoms_03
  6. Transfer to a wire rack, let cool until kisses harden.


Menu Plan 12/23-12/29

Mon: Slow Cooker Parmesan Chicken with Rice

Tue: Christmas Eve ~ out with family

Wed: Christmas dinner at my Sisters.  We will be having ham, potatoes, rolls, caramelized carrots. 

Thr: Hopefully we will be out going to see our Zoo Lights

Fri: Aunt & Uncles Christmas Party

Sat: Kitchen is Closed

Sun: Do I really have to start cooking again?

Happy Cooking


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