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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.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 18 large cookies
Calories 249 kcal


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 249 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 146mg6%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 175IU4%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.