It’s really feeling like Christmas now, my tree is up, I’ve been wrapping presents, it’s about time for some cookies!
Walking past Mrs Fields cookies the other day I noticed they had a number of Christmas themed cookies, the candy cane topped caught my eye. I thought to myself, yum! they would make great gifts, so picked up what I needed and recreated them at home.
These candy cane cookies are really quick and easy to make and are soo chocolately delicious, if you don’t like chocolate I’d probably skip this recipe. The bit of crunch from the crushed candy cane is probably what made me fall in love with these cookies, a definite two thumbs up.
This recipe makes about 40 cookies, 35 of which are sitting as balls of dough in my freezer waiting to be baked just before Christmas. I told myself I’d be super organized with my Christmas baking this year, I’m off to a good start so far.
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
(adapted from Chocolate fudge cookies- Womens Weekly. Cookies, Cheesecakes, Cookies)
250 grams butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup caster sugar
¾ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 cups plain flour
¼ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1 pack of white chocolate melts
Candy canes, crushed
To make the cookies- preheat the oven to 180 degrees c. Line baking trays with baking paper.
Sift together flour, soda and cocoa powder.
In a bowl beat together butter, sugars, vanilla and egg with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Mix in the sifted dry ingredients, one half at a time.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Roll level tablespoons of mixture into balls, placing about 5cm apart on baking trays.
Bake cookies for 12 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool on trays.
Once the cookies have cooled dip half of the cookie in melted white chocolate, sprinkle with crushed candy cane.