Chewy chocolatey cookies are studded with bits of broken candy canes and chocolate chips in these delicious Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies!
I feel like this week is like the movie Groundhog Day for my blog. Because last week I posted recipes involving sweet potatoes and candy canes. And this week? More sweet potatoes and more candy canes.
I was going to save this Chewy Chocolate Candy Cane cookies recipe for next week, but I want to post it in time for holiday baking. Because it's really good!
(And if you don't have candy canes on hand, you can use starlight mints too. I made these again to update the photos and they are just as good. Peppermint candy is peppermint candy, right?)
I am not a crispy cookie person. For me, it's all about the chewiness. And these chocolate candy cane cookies are the easiest, chewiest, yummiest cookies I make.
The basic chocolate cookie is one of my go-to recipes and I add whatever I have on hand to finish them. Toffee pieces, peanut butter chips, dried cherries, chopped nuts - they're all great in these cookies.
So since it's Christmas cookie season, I decided to try adding broken candy cane pieces. They're not the prettiest cookie, it's true, but they make up for it in taste - chewy chocolatey cookies dotted with crispy bits of peppermint.
Do you have a favorite recipe for holiday cookies? I would love to hear about it! And if you love these chocolate candy cane cookies, be sure to check out these other tasty treats:
While you're here don't forget to check out our new Vegan Christmas Cookbook. It's packed with all my favorite tried and true recipes for a plant based holiday feast!
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup white sugar (organic for vegan-friendly)
- ⅓ cup butter softened
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- ½ cup crushed peppermint pieces about 6 candy canes
- olive oil mister or cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl and whisk until combined and any lumps are broken up.
- In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together using a mixer on high speed. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
- Set mixer to low speed and slowly add flour mixture. Beat until just combined and fold in chocolate chips and peppermint pieces.
- Drop tablespoons of batter two inches apart onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake for 12 minutes or until set. (Don't overbake or the cookies won't be chewy!)
- Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then finish cooling on wire racks.