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Holiday Peppermint Candy Cane Cookie Party #MyStopandShop

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I just love the holidays.  This year Christmas is being hosted by me.  I can’t wait to have everyone over to our new home to celebrate the magic of Christmas.  One thing I have learned over the years, I am a better hostess when I am not stressed over cooking a huge complicated meal.  Stop & Shop has always been my go to store for helping me with the stress of holiday hosting.

I guess I am not the only hostess that suffers from the stress of hosting.  Stop & Shop has an entire Limited Time Original Holiday Inspired Collection line of food that takes the stress away and also helps me plan my menu.  I can walk into their store, get so inspired and decide what I will be serving based on what is available in the Holiday Inspired Collection. I can put together an elegant affair without all the stress and complications of making it from scratch myself.  

I wanted to do a little pre-Christmas party for my boys and their friends to really embrace the spirit of the holiday. I ran over to Stop & Shop to grab everything I needed for my boys party.  While shopping, I got so many delicious easy dinner ideas for Christmas day.  Here are a couple of goodies that will be on my Christmas menu.

I can never resist a delicious baked brie.  This orange cranberry baked brie is just delicious!! It will be perfect for Christmas day dinner.   

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This incredible Sweet Potato Soup with Cranberries will go perfectly with dinner.  I love a nice warm soup and being able to serve this delicious soup without all the stress of making it from scratch just warms my heart with joy.  

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There are so many delicious holiday inspired foods, I am already less stressed just thinking about Christmas dinner.  Now it was time to redirect my thinking to my boys holiday cookie party I was planning.  I definitely can not take the credit for coming up with the peppermint candy cane theme, Stop & Shop gets all the credit as you can see below.  

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I grabbed a box of peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies, a box of peppermint dark chocolate covered sandwich cookies, a bag of peppermint crushed baking chips, ready bake sugar cookies, a bag of candy cane kisses, whipped topping, vanilla wafers, animal crackers, and a some peppermint flavored seltzer water.  I already had lots of candy canes and peppermint candies at home so I knew I could come up with some amazing treats for this sweet holiday cookie party. Now properly named, our holiday peppermint candy cane cookie party.

I loved that I only needed to open the box of the peppermint chocolate sandwich cookies and peppermint dark chocolate covered sandwich cookies.  Then I would prepare a few quick and easy recipes to finish off my peppermint candy cane cookie theme.  

First I baked a batch of candy cane sugar cookies.  I used ready to bake sugar cookies.  Sprinkled peppermint crushed baking chips on them before I baked them.  Once out of the oven I stuck a candy cane kiss in the center and then let them cool.

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Next up was a delicious peppermint candy cane dip.  Words can not express how amazingly delicious this dip is! It was so simple to make too! I will be making a batch of this for Christmas dinner as well, it was just too good! I used a 8 ounce container of whipped topping, 2 drops of peppermint extract, and peppermint crushed baking chips. I measured the baking chips to taste but used about a half a cup and then sprinkled some more on top after mixing.  I served this with some vanilla wafers and animal crackers. It was the hit of the party.  

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Holiday Peppermint Candy Cane Cookie Party  #MyStopandShop

Holiday Peppermint Candy Cane Cookie Party #MyStopandShop

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce container of whipped topping
  • 2 drops of peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup peppermint crushed baking chips
  • 1 TBSP peppermint crushed baking chips to sprinkle on top

Instructions

  1. Mix to combine ingredients
  2. Sprinkle top with 1 TBSP peppermint chips

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
I also made a simple peppermint candy cane spritzer. Pour a cup of peppermint flavored seltzer water into a glass.  Drop two peppermint soft mint candies in, put a festive straw in and a small candy cane. Another huge hit of the party!

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Look at how incredible this peppermint candy cane spritzer looks!

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