Ruby Slipper Cookie Exchange

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Hello!

So glad you could make the Ruby Slipper Cookie Exchange. I’m in the midst of holiday shopping, packing and wrapping, but there’s always time to sneak a cookie or two. It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a few extra cookies, right?

My featured cookie is the Peppermint  Kiss Cookie with a recipe I’ve always wanted to try out with the special edition candy cane Hershey kisses they only sell around Christmas time. Hubby and I have done variations of this cookie with other Hershey kisses and slightly different flavor combinations.

The Peppermint Kiss version is by far my favorite visually. If you get a chance to try these out, let me know how they worked out. Also don’t forget to sign-up for my newsletter list at the bottom. I’ll be doing a separate Christmas-y giveaway for my subscribers.

Peppermint Kiss Cookies

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(Stock image does not show my actual cookies. These are stand-ins. Stunt doubles. Decoys.) Copyright: tvirbickis / 123RF Stock Photo

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Granulated sugar
  • About 30 unwrapped Candy Cane Kisses
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. In medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In large mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, extracts, and egg.  (The powdered sugar here it easier and smoother to incorporate.) Beat at medium speed scraping sides of bowl until creamy.  Add the flour mixture until blended.  The mixture will be a little crumbly.
3. Form the dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll them in the sugar. (You can use red sugar here to add more color.)
4.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.
5.  After removing cookies from oven, press a wrapped kiss into the center while the cookie is still warm and soft. Put immediately in the fridge or freezer so kiss does not melt.

I have a few leftover kisses that I’m putting in a special booklover’s gift for Christmas. If’d like to receive updates on events and new releases as well as be entered to win, sign-up for my newsletter.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Remember to visit the other stops and collect all the cookies in order to be entered for the Grand Prize:

Lizzie Shane  – www.lizzieshane.com
Heather McCollum – http://www.heathermccollum.com/
Laurie Kellogg – http://www.LaurieKellogg.com 
Lara Archer – http://laraarcher.com/
Jennifer Bray-Weber – http://www.jbrayweber.com/

Boo!

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For the brave souls who made it past the ghoul (me after a writing bender), here is your reward — an old fashioned Halloween treat and one of my favorites:

CANDY CORN!!!

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I’ve included some in the grand prize basket — along with something not so scary, a bit of swag featuring my latest release:

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To be entered, you’ll need to visit all of the sites on the Halloween blog hop. Remember to keep track of all the candy along the way!

I’m holding a little Halloween Ghostly giveaway of my own. To be entered, just sign-up for my newsletter here:

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