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Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies. Good, old fashioned crispy, chewy chocolate chip cookies dressed up for Christmas with chunks of candy cane baked right on top. The ideal cookie to leave for Santa.

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies, close up.

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Look what Santa’s getting this year! Won’t he be pleased? I might just get off that naughty list after all!

Simply rolling a great chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe in crushed candy canes transforms them into a chocolate peppermint treat that is perfect for holiday baking with the kids. I know it’s a busy time of the year but take an hour to have fun in the kitchen with your children.

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies ready for the oven

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies, ready for the oven.

It’s something I’ve always done with my kids and now they bake all on their own…and besides, wouldn’t these be the perfect fun cookie to leave for Santa.  It will be doubly exciting, having your child be able to leave a note for St. Nick, telling him how they were made by kid hands especially for the jolly old elf himself?

Merry Christmas from all our house to yours. May you enjoy the very best of the Holiday season.

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies pictured with a glass of milk left out for Santa.

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

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Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

Originally published Dec 20 2011. Updated December 2017 to include printable format, option for ingredient measurements in metric and to add nutritional information.

If you liked this recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

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Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
34 mins
 
Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies. Good, old fashioned crispy, chewy chocolate chip cookies dressed up for Christmas with chunks of candy cane baked right on top. The ideal cookie to leave for Santa.
Servings: 18 large cookies
Calories: 249 kcal
Author: Barry C. Parsons
Ingredients
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or butterscotch flavouring or both! Hint, hint.
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray one cookie sheet with spray oil or line with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized bowl whisk together flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and combine thoroughly.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the sweetened butter. Mix only enough to incorporate flour. Do not overmix. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and press one half of the dough ball into the crushed candy canes. Place on the prepared cookie sheet two inches apart, candy cane side up. Bake until light brown around the edges, about 12 minutes.
  6. Over baking is the biggest problem with most chocolate chip cookies. Your oven temperature and the type of cookie sheet you use will vary the baking times considerably. When they are golden brown around the edges is the time to remove them from the oven.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to a wire rack to cool thoroughly.
Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.


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Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 6th of January 2013

You'll have to experiment with that one. Different candies have different melting points and usually the hardest candy is the best. Let us know how the experiment worked. Crushed peppermint knobs might make a good addition to a frosting or a glaze for a cookie too.

Anonymous

Sunday 6th of January 2013

i am wondering if purity peppermint knobs can replace candy canes. just crush them the same way. or any other suggestions for using peppermint knobs in cookie recipes?

Anonymous

Sunday 23rd of December 2012

I think that this site is using your recipes and photos without crediting you:

http://www.pincookie.com/chocolate-chip-candy-cane-cookies/

Anonymous

Tuesday 24th of April 2012

Finally! A perfect cookie recipe! These are AWESOME! I made them with and without the candies just to be different and your explanations about overbaking and overmixing made so much sense. I love chocolate chip cookies but mine never turned out "right" because of these two things. Thank you!

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