These Candy Cane Cookies combine two of my favourite things. Cookies and Christmas! These cookies are gooey, soft and utterly epic. They contain white chocolate chips and candy canes.

I don’t really have many normal-sized cookies on my blog I do have my Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies and my Giant Cookie Sandwich which even if I do say so myself are delicious but these cookies are on a different level.

Candy Cane Cookies

I first started by mixing the butter and sugar together until it was light and creamy. Next, I added in the eggs and mixed again. To do this I used the beater attachment on my KitchenAid. Finally, I added in the flour, baking powder and vanilla extract and mixed again until it formed cookie dough.

 I left the cookie dough to one side and crushed my candy canes. I used my food processor and pulsed the candy canes until they were small chunks. If you don’t have a food processor you could put the candy canes into a food-safe bag and bash them with a rolling pin.

You don’t want the candy canes to resemble dust you want them to be uneven chunks.

Add the candy cane chunks and chocolate chips to the cookie dough and mix until evenly distrusted.

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I rolled the dough into 12 equal-sized balls. Alternatively, you could use a cookie scoop to ensure they are all the same size.

Pop the cookie dough into the freezer for 20 minutes or the fridge for 45 minutes to chill.

Towards the end of the chill time preheat your oven and line baking trays with baking parchment.

How long do I bake them for?

To bake these cookies take them straight from the fridge/freezer and place them on your baking tray. Make sure you space your balls out because they will flatten and spread when you bake them.

I baked in the oven for 12-15 minutes.

How do I know the Candy Cane Cookies are ready?

Your cookies will be soft when they first come out of the oven but don’t worry they do start to harden as they cool.

This can make it quite difficult to tell when they are ready.

You can test your cookies by touching the side of them with your finger. If the edge doesn’t fall inwards then they are ready. If the leave a noticeable indentation then they need more time.

Can I freeze the Candy Cane Cookies?

If you want cookies but don’t want to eat them all at the same time, just leave them in the freezer and take out as many as you need. The frozen dough will last three months. You might need to bake them for slightly longer though. I would check then after 15 minutes and if they’re not ready pop them back into the oven for two minutes and check them again. Repeat until the cookies are fully baked.

Decoration

To finish these cookies and make them even more OTT I melted white chocolate in the microwave on 20 second bursts until completely melted and smooth.

I then poured the chocolate into my piping bag and cut the tip of the bag off. I drizzled it over the top of my cookies. Finally, I decorated them with these Santa Baby Sprinkles from Super Streusel.

You could also crush some more candy canes and add them to the top.

Equipment

Oven trays

Mixing bowl

Scales

Spatula

Piping bags

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Alternatives

I used white chocolate chips but you could use any type of chocolate chips in these cookies.

If you don’t want to use candy canes in the cookie dough you could use peppermint extract just add it in at the same time as the flour and baking powder.

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Candy Cane Cookies

Sarah Mark
These Candy Cane Cookies combine two of my favourite things. Cookies and Christmas! These cookies are gooey, soft and utterly epic. They contain white chocolate chips and candy canes.
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chilling Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

For the Cookies

  • 125 g Unsalted Butter or Stork
  • 175 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 350 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Corn Flour
  • 200 g Candy Canes
  • 200 g White Chocolate Chips

For the Decoration

  • 100 g White Chocolate Chips
  • Sprinkles/Crushed Candy Canes

Instructions
 

To Make the Cookies

  • In a large bowl cream together the butterand sugar until lovely and light and creamy.
  • Add in the egg, plain flour, baking powder,corn flour and vanilla extract and mix until a dough is formed.
  • Leave your cookie dough to one side.
  • In a food processor add your candy canesand pulse until they are uneven chunks. If you don’t have a food processor putyour candy canes in a food safe bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  • Add the candy cane chunks to the cookiedough along with the white chocolate chips and mix until they are evenly distributed.
  • Roll your cookie dough into 12 equal sizedballs. Place them in the freezer for 20 minutes or fridge for 45 minutes.
  • Towards the end of the cooling period preheatyour oven to 180C (160C Fan) and line baking trays with baking parchment.
  • Bake the cookies in the oven for 12-15minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool fully.

To Decorate

  • Add your white chocolate to a heatproofbowl and melt in the microwave in 20 second bursts. Stirring in between until completelymelted.
  • Pour the mixture into your piping bag andcut the tip of the piping bag off. Drizzle over the cookies and decorate usingsprinkles or crushed candy canes.

If you do have any questions about this recipe or any other recipes on my blog you can contact me either by sending me a DM on social media or an email. You can find all my details on the right-hand side of this page. 

40 Comments

  • Karalee Shotola

    25 November 2020 at 12:25 pm

    5 stars
    I say this about all your recipes, but they always look so delicious! I love that these cookies have candy canes in them!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 November 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you! They really are festive!

  • claire

    25 November 2020 at 12:59 pm

    5 stars
    I want to eat these right now!! Your bakes are always incredible! I really want to try and do more with the children this Christmas so I might give these a go x x

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 November 2020 at 6:43 pm

      These would be so much fun to bake with your children and they are super festive too I hope you enjoy making and eating them.

  • Tiffany McCullough – Metaphysicalmama

    25 November 2020 at 5:33 pm

    Ooh! These look really good! I’m getting ready to start my Christmas baking and I may have to add these. Thanks for sharing!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 November 2020 at 6:43 pm

      I hope you do and you enjoy them!

  • kderbyshire

    26 November 2020 at 6:32 am

    These look and sound amazing:)

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 November 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • LiteraryLeisha

    26 November 2020 at 3:37 pm

    These look INCREDIBLE! I’ll have to give these a go myself!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      26 November 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them.

  • Nic | Nic’s Adventures & Bakes

    28 November 2020 at 12:21 pm

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing, these look lovely perfect for Christmas 🙂

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 December 2020 at 10:07 pm

      Thank you! They really are perfect for Christmas.

  • Johana

    2 December 2020 at 7:03 pm

    I need to try this!!! Looks delicious!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      2 December 2020 at 10:14 pm

      I hope you enjoy!

  • Kelly Diane

    3 December 2020 at 5:45 am

    5 stars
    These look absolutely delicious. I love gooey cookies so will definitely be giving these a try.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:41 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them.

  • Caroline

    3 December 2020 at 11:19 am

    5 stars
    These cookies are everything and more! Will deffo need to try these out soon xx

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:44 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Jenny in Neverland

    3 December 2020 at 11:22 am

    5 stars
    Oh these just look like the most perfect Christmas cookies to have with a cuppa tea and a good book! 🙂 xxx

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:44 pm

      That sounds utterly perfect!

  • Fadima Mooneira

    3 December 2020 at 11:24 am

    5 stars
    Oh I love Christmas cookies. Not is the time to have some. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you! Now is definitely the best time to have them with a good cup of tea and a book

  • Roshanda Aiden

    3 December 2020 at 4:36 pm

    5 stars
    This looks so delicious. Big cookie sandwich would be great for baking with the kids too. 🍪🤤

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you! A big cookie sandwich would be deliciuos!

  • Jupiter Hadley

    3 December 2020 at 4:46 pm

    These look and sound delicious.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you!

  • Hannah

    3 December 2020 at 5:27 pm

    5 stars
    Oh wow, these look amazing! I’m so excited to start Christmas baking and these look like a perfect way to kick it off xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:48 pm

      These would be the perfect way to kick off Christmas baking I hope you enjoy!

  • Lucy

    3 December 2020 at 8:39 pm

    Candy cane cookies sound right up my street, these look delicious! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you! x

  • Kalin

    3 December 2020 at 9:16 pm

    5 stars
    Christmas cookies are what I look forward to most each year, and I can’t wait to try these! I love both white chocolate and candy canes so these sound like they will be absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Christmas cookies are one of my absolute favourites too I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Sophie | Love and Literature

    4 December 2020 at 7:41 pm

    Oh, these look SO delicious! I just want to bake and eat them right now! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll definitely be trying this recipe soon x

    Sophie | http://www.loveandliterature.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Heidi

    5 December 2020 at 12:34 am

    These look delicious! I can’t wait to try them!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • L Wall

    5 December 2020 at 9:07 am

    5 stars
    These look utterly delicious! I’m looking forward to trying this recipe out.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      12 December 2020 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you! I hope you enjoy them. If you do make them please tag me on social media or use #aspoonofvanilla so I can see them!

  • Kat

    22 December 2020 at 7:15 pm

    Another scrumptious recipe! Thanks!💙

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      24 December 2020 at 8:06 pm

      Thank you lovely!

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