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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

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!



Promise me you'll make them—they are one of my top favorite holiday cookies!!

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies
[adapted from two peas and their pod]

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
10 candy canes, crushed

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375ยบ. 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.

3 comments:

Jana said...

Oooo.... very festive and they look delicious. I might have to try these in the next few weeks. Thanks!

Deborah said...

These are definitely perfect for Christmas! They sound and look delicious.

Valerie said...

These look really delish. I might make them this week for new year's treats.