If you thought candy canes couldn't get any better, then how about feasting on a few of our Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies! Wrapped in a sugary blend of light brown sugar and peppermint candy, enjoy these bit-sized delights for your next corporate party or holiday event!
Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies are one of my favorite types of cookies to pair with eggnog during the winter season.
Table of contents
- WHY YOU'LL LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES
- WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR BAKING
- HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES
- TIPS FOR MAKING CANDY CANE COOKIES
- CAN I CREATE THESE WITH CAKE MIX?
- DO I NEED TO USE A STAND MIXER?
- WHAT TYPE OF FLOUR SHOULD I USE?
- CAN I ADD NUTS TO CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES?
- WHY USE SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS?
- CAN I MAKE THIS COOKIES VEGAN?
- ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
They have a beautiful minty aroma and a chewy texture that makes you want to eat the entire batch in one sitting!
I especially enjoy the taste of vanilla and butter as the flavor gets stuck to the root of your mouth and lingers long after you've finished chewing.
A wonderful cookie for gifting or sharing, Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies are simply the best!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES
- Refrigerator safe
- Can be prepped before baking days before
- Freezer safe
Plus, they make great centerpieces alongside Christmas decorations!
Have the kids sat out a plate for Santa alongside a glass of milk or eggnog and awaken to the surprised look on their faces when they find special thank you cards.
You, I mean Santa, will be grateful for their delicious gift.
And will want to share them with all his elves and reindeer!
Yes, Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies can put a smile on even the grumpiest faces and turn any regular cold and dreary winter day into one filled with heartwarming Christmas cheer.
You won't regret giving these cookies a try.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED FOR BAKING
- Baking soda
- Kosher salt
- Unsalted sweet cream butter
- Light brown sugar
- Large eggs
- Pure vanilla extract
- Semi-chocolate chips
- Peppermint candy
You will also need a few large baking sheets, parchment paper, a medium ice cream scoop, a mixing bowl, a cooling rack, and a stand mixer and oven.
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and grab your baking sheets and parchment paper.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
- Next, combine your flour, baking soda, and salt into a small bowl and set aside.
- Mix your butter and sugars, and once blended, add in your egg and vanilla.
- Fold in your chocolate chips and crushed peppermint candy and scoop out the dough onto the parchment paper.
- Allow the mix to bake in the oven for approximately eight (8) minutes before adding your sprinkles and additional peppermint.
- Bake cookies for an additional two (2) minutes, then remove and set on a cooling rack.
For complete instructions, please scroll down to the recipe card below.
TIPS FOR MAKING CANDY CANE COOKIES
Candy cane can clump together, so make sure to continue mixing and break up any thick chunks. You can also use Andes mint baking chunks or other chocolate mint chunks for these cookies.
CAN I CREATE THESE WITH CAKE MIX?
It is possible! In fact, we have a Chocolate Candy Cane Cake Cookie mix that you can try!
DO I NEED TO USE A STAND MIXER?
No. The stand mixer helps make the beating a more efficient process, but if you need the extra arm workout (or don't have a stand mixer handy), then a large fork or whisk works as well.
WHAT TYPE OF FLOUR SHOULD I USE?
Traditional all-purpose flour works best, but you can blend in buckwheat or almond flour if you're looking for a nutty flavor.
CAN I ADD NUTS TO CHOCOLATE CHIP CANDY CANE COOKIES?
Walnuts and pecans have a nice texture and would pair well with the cookies. Simply toss in a few whiles beating in your egg and vanilla extract for a creamier blend.
WHY USE SEMI-SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS?
Semi-sweet chocolate chips are used to counter the sweet cream butter, light brown sugar, peppermint candy, and granulated sugar. You don't want to make these cookies too sweet, or you'll have a ginormous headache shortly after- or go flying around the room.
Still, should you choose to use sweet chocolate chips, I'd highly recommend adding walnuts or pecans so that the fiber can help keep your blood sugars regulated and not shooting through the roof!
CAN I MAKE THIS COOKIES VEGAN?
Sweet cream butter and eggs are used to prepare these cookies, and there are plenty of butter and egg substitutes on the market to help make these cookies vegan. I would go with one with an almond or nut base for vegan butter, as it will have more flavor and make the cookie taste better.
ADDITIONAL RECIPES TO TRY
- CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE CAKE COOKIES
- CRANBERRY ORANGE SHORTBREAD COOKIES
- CHOCOLATE MINT M&M DUMP CAKE
- BLUE MACARON COOKIES
- CHAI SPICED SNICKERDOODLES