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These Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies are delicious holiday baking and easy to make
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Festive cookies for the holiday season with crushed candy cane on top!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy cane cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 268kcal
Author: Cindy


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!




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