It’s holiday treat time, making it my most favorite and most dreaded time of the year. I love the holiday ambiance. Christmas shopping and wrapping presents. Making treats. But I tend to overindulge a little too much. Okay. Way too much.
I figure that’s why a new year follows Christmas, so we can start fresh and pretend the last six weeks never happened. Or at least that’s what I plan to do.
As soon as I saw these beautiful, beautiful cookies, I knew I was going to make them:
Shortbread. Love it.
Peppermint. Yes, please.
Together. Oh boy.
They were easy to make but a little time consuming. I only had space in my freezer to chill one cookie sheet at a time. You need to give the cookies time to chill once you press the Hershey’s kiss in them, otherwise it melts. Of course, if you happen to live somewhere chilly – you can pop them in the garage for a few minutes instead.
These freeze beautifully and make a welcome addition to any cookie platter or holiday treat tray. Santa would certainly enjoy a plate of these with a tall glass of milk on Christmas Eve.