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Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are a delicious holiday treat that’s soft and moist with crushed candy cane on top! They’re perfect for holiday parties and as do-it-yourself holiday gifts.

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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. A perfect holiday baking activity with kids!

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

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


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

Festive cookies for the holiday season with crushed candy cane on top!
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 (see note)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt


  • 1 cup white chocolate, melted, or candy melts
  • 6 candy canes, or 12 peppermint candies


  • 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!


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 81mg3%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy cane cookies
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