Christmas is almost here and what better way to celebrate than with these festive Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars! They’re so soft, yummy, and loaded with tasty Candy Cane Kiss candies!
Have you finished all your shopping and wrapping? I’m happy to report that I’m almost done! I like to get it out of the way early enough that I can still enjoy the season. I had to step into a few stores the other day and regretted it. Everyone is out and about finding that last minute gift! Which is one reason why I do most of my shopping online. 🙂
So instead of fighting the crowds and waiting in long lines, you’ll find me in the kitchen over the next few weeks, baking up a storm! It’s my happy place!
This week, I’ve got to put together my neighbor goodie platters. I thought I already knew what was going on them this year, but now I think I might need to slip these delicious Candy Cane Kiss Sugar Cookie Bars on too!
Are you obsessed with Candy Cane Kisses too? I bought a bag last week and it was gone in less than two days. The kids attacked it and so did I, haha! I added them into the sugar cookie dough and then sprinkled them on top! I know you’re going to love these!
I started out thinking I was going to make Candy Cane Kiss Cookies. Then, after making up the dough, I knew it would be so much easier and just as yummy to press them into a baking sheet and turn them into bars!
You can add a vanilla or peppermint buttercream frosting instead of the glaze, if you wish, but I think the glaze adds the perfect finishing touch! Although, next time I make these, I may try the frosting option. 🙂 Both varieties are so yummy!
I love the soft sugar cookie base that has a hint of peppermint from the peppermint extract and candy kisses. Just make sure you don’t over bake these or they’ll get dry and crumbly really quick! You don’t want the edges to turn brown at all. Set the timer for around 9 or 10 minutes and check them often.
I hope you are enjoying this holiday season! What is your favorite thing to bake during Christmas time?