Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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These chocolate candy cane cookies are soft, chewy and super festive for the holidays. They are perfectly minty and chocolatey with candy cane bits scattered throughout. Not to mention, they are easy and fun to whip up for a cookie exchange. Enjoy with a tall glass of cold milk.


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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup crushed candy canes (extra for topping, approx. 1/4 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer cream butter and sugars together until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract and mint extract, beat until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, mix to combine. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
  4. Turn the mixer to low and add chocolate chips and crushed candy canes, beat on low until well blended.
  5. Roll cookie batter into tablespoon sized balls.
  6. Add extra crushed candy canes to a small bowl. Press the top of a cookie ball into the crushed candy canes, then place face side up on your prepared cookie sheet. Using the palm of your hand, flatten the ball with the crushed candy canes on top. Note: Do your best to keep the cookie sheet clear of candy cane pieces and on top of the cookies as they will melt all over and make a mess.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes (be careful not to overbake these cookies). Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for another 3 minutes. Do not remove the cookies right away, as you want the cookies to further bake on the sheet for another 3 minutes. This creates soft chewy cookies.
  8. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.


Recipe easily doubles to feed a crowd.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Keywords: Candy Cane Cookies, Chocolate, Christmas, Holiday Cookies

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