Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are one of our faves to satisfy all your sweet holiday cravings. They’re soft, moist and chocolatey… almost like a brownie but better! In some ways they’re too beautiful to eat, although fortunately that hasn’t stopped us for indulging so far!

These Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are delicious holiday baking and easy to make

These treats are a great for holiday baking and work well with as a kids activity. The first step is to make some easy homemade dark chocolate cookies. Then you dip them halfway into melted candy melts or white chocolate. Finally you sprinkle on some crushed candy cane or peppermint for tricolor holiday perfection!

Dip each Chocolate Candy Cane Cookie into smoothly melted candy melts or white chocolate

These Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies work perfectly as holiday gifts for family and friends. You can wrap them in small cellophane gifts bags with some ribbon or simply place them into cookie gift tins. The cookies are so yummy that people always love receiving them…

Here is a gift presentation for Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Watch our quick tutorial to see how to make them:

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When making these recipes, try to get Dutch process or alkaline cocoa powder, which gives a darker cookie.

These Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are delicious holiday baking and easy to make
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Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Festive peppermint chocolate cookies - perfect for the holidays
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 12 cookies


Chocolate Cookies

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, Dutch preferred
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt


  • 1 cup white chocolate or candy melts, melted
  • 6 candy canes or peppermint candy


  • In a medium bowl, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar several minutes until blended and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat again.
  • Into another medium bowl, sift flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add to butter mixture and beat/stir in until blended. Chill one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Form cookies into 1 1/2 inch balls, set onto prepared baking sheet and flatten to 1/4 inch thickness with your fingers. Bake for 10 min.
  • Meanwhile in a small bowl, microwave candy melts or white chocolate in 30 second intervals until smooth. Separately, place candy cane in ziplock bag and pound with a rolling pin until crushed.
  • Remove cookies from oven and cool 5 minutes on wire racks. Dip each cookie halfway into candy melts and sprinkle on peppermint. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 268kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 81mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 25g, Vitamin A: 250IU, Calcium: 50mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Author: Cindy
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