Why settle for striped peppermint sticks when you could enjoy a few handfuls of our Chocolate Candy Cane Cake Cookies? The perfect treat for indulging in merrymaking, you’ll have your hands full trying to fight off sticky fingers and pesky little hands while getting a batch of these ready for the holidays.
Oh, candy cane, candy cane! Who knew you’d one day become a delicious cookie?
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I’ll be the first to admit that I go nuts over candy canes.
And there’s nothing that signals the beginning of Christmas quite like being handed a peppermint candy cane stick.
You would think after all my years of being offered one; candy cane excitement would be beyond me.
But I love them, and they’re my guilty treat.
And rarely do I let one get past me when sitting out in a dish.
That’s why when I heard candy cane cookies were a thing, I rushed to grab my mixing bowls.
Candy cane-infused cookies? My mouth was already watering.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE CAKE COOKIES
- Easy to make
- Long refrigerator life
- Customizable for plant-based eaters
- Can be made in large batches
These chocolate candy cane cake cookies are unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
Bursting with the delicious flavor of peppermint extract you’ve grown accustomed to, these chunks of happiness are charming treats worthy of gifting to family, friends, and coworkers- even the boss himself.
Plus, it’s a good way to earn a few bonus points while trying to butter up your teacher.
Whether for your grades or another’s, they’ll be hard press not to return the favor when offered a bundle of these with a bow.
And bonus, there are only six (6) ingredients involved!
One (1) batch of Chocolate Candy Cane Cake Cookies will produce approximately 12 cookies, but I’m going to pre-warn you that you should consider making two (2) or more batches.
Because once you turn your head, they’ll be gone.
Not one left.
That’s how quickly the nabbing occurs.
A wonderful delight that will be enjoyed by all, whisk up a few batches of these in 15 minutes flat and instantly become one of the most sought-after cookie bakers for the holiday season.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE CAKE COOKIES
- Triple Chocolate Cake Mix
- Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
- Large eggs
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Peppermint candy
- White chocolate peppermint bark chunks
To make this a simple process from beginning to end, make sure that you have two (2) or more cookie sheets, parchment paper, mixing bowls, an electric blender, ice cream scoop, and oven.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE CAKE COOKIES
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Grab a large bowl and beat the cake mix, butter and eggs with an electric blender on low setting until combined.
- Take ½ cup of chocolate chips and gently fold into the mix.
- Do the same for your white chocolate peppermint bark and peppermint candy.
- With a small ice cream scoop, scoop out the dough and place it onto the cookie sheet evenly, leaving space in between for spreading.
- Place the cookies in the oven and bake for approximately 8 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and add on your chocolate chips and additional toppings and allow to cool for 10-12 minutes.
For complete instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.
TIPS FOR MAKING CANDY CANE CAKE COOKIES
For your peppermint candy and white chocolate peppermint bark chunks, you want to make sure that the pieces going into the dough are crushed well into tiny bits. You can do this by placing them inside a plastic bag and crush down using a rolling pin.
Likewise, you could use the side of a mason jar or any glass jar should you not have a rolling pin handy.
If you’d rather use peppermint bark by itself, then an easy substitute for the crushed peppermint candy can be softened caramel or store-bought chewy caramel bites. You’ll get a sweeter, chewier taste, but the cookie won’t be overly minty.
SHOULD I UNDERCOOK THE COOKIES?
Most bakers would agree that you would want to undercook the cookies. This is because, during the cooling process, they are still baking and thus become fully cooked before serving.
Same with the candy cane cake cookies. You would want to go by the recommended baking instructions on your cake mix; however, reduce the time by 4 or 5 minutes, so your cookies don’t become hard and stiff.
We also have a wonderful candy cane frosting recipe should you want to add a frosting to these cookies and thus send your excellent points skyrocketing through the roof!
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- CHRISTMAS TREE CINNAMON ROLLS
- DOUBLE STUFFED ANDES MINT CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
- BROWN SUGAR CANDY CANE BROWNIES
- CANDY CANE FROSTING RECIPE
- RED VELVET HOT CHOCOLATE BOMBS