I forget how GOOD these cookies are when I only make them around Christmas time! The crushed candy canes melt on the outside of the cookies, making them not only delicious, but beautiful and festive too! They taste similar to Girl Scout Thin Mints, or Mint Oreos, but WAY better because they are homemade! These are the perfect cookies to make for company!
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
10 candy canes, crushed
Preheat oven to 375º. Line baking sheets with parchment or silicone liners. Blend sugar, brown sugar and butter together in a bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and blend well. Add flour, soda, cocoa and mix until thoroughly distributed.
Pour crushed candy canes onto a plate or shallow bowl. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll into crushed candy canes, so all sides are covered. Place two inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
Bake for 7–10 minutes, slightly longer for crunchier cookies. Let cool for 3 minutes on pan, then move to cooling racks.