Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Are you looking for something to do with all of those left over candy canes? If you’re family is like mine, they beg for them, but then only eat 2 or 3 and the rest are just hanging there on the tree. This year I decided not to inundate the guys at the kids belts factory with our candy canes so I turned to my trusty internet to help me find a recipe to put them to good use. I came across this recipe and they are delicious!
I like that it’s not very time consuming and the cookies bake quickly. Plus, it’s chocolate, can you really go wrong with chocolate?
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies
Makes 12-14 cookies
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter softened to room temp (not melted!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
A handful or so of chocolate chips
2 candy canes
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Mix together all the ingredients except the chocolate chips, candy canes and powdered sugar. You may have to use your hands to really blend it as it is thick.
Mix in a handful or so of chocolate chips, not too many or they will just fall out.
Lay the candy canes on the counter and cover with a towel. Hit the cane with a hammer just hard enough to break it but not rip the package then work you way down the cane. Then you can just open the package and it will fall out onto the counter. Mix one of the crushed candy canes into the cookie batter. Leave the other candy cane on the counter.
Roll a golf ball size of the batter in your hands, flatten slightly and place on the cookie sheet. Then press it down a little more in the middle to make room for the crushed candy canes and to ensure they won’t all roll off. Top with a sprinkle or so of the candy cane. Don’t go to close to the edge or it will melt off of the cookie.
Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely and sift some powdered sugar on the top to look like snow and ENJOY!
My family loved these and they are super cute and festive, so they would be great to bring to a holiday party, as well!