Super Easy Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

  15 December 2011

10 more days to Christmas!!! /insert high pitched squeal teehee oh yes I’m excited! And it’s about time I bring you another super easy recipe, Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies! The original recipe post can be found over at the very awesome Foodess whose cookies are way prettier looking than mine. My batch of cookies have a few adjustments to the recipe so on ya marks, get set, go:

70g salted butter
100g chocolate
1 cup caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
4 candy canes

Nuke the 70g butter and 100g chocolate in 15sec bursts, stirring after each burst until chocolate is mostly melted. Stir to melt the remaining chunks.

Transfer to mixing bowl and beat in the 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1tsp vanilla extract.

Add in the 3/4 cup of flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, 1 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp salt and beat till combined.

Mixture will be super gooey and soft so refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Go read some blogs 😛

Preheat oven to 175C. Line 2 large baking sheets with baking paper. Drop heaped teaspoons 2 to 3cm apart. Bake for 7 minutes.

Smash up some candy canes! Probably best you chuck the candy canes in a bag and then smash em otherwise the pieces will go flying and you’ll be finding random pieces everywhere /grumble grumble.

Remove trays from oven and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Return to oven 2-4 minutes longer, until candy has softened and almost melty. If you see the candy start to bubble pull out the trays asap.

Remove trays and cool for 5 mins before transferring the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

And ta dah! Purdy xmas cookies! Of course you can’t have cookies without a glass of milk so if you have any leftover candy cane crumbs try coating the rim of a glass for a festive look! I used a bit of honey to stick them on because my crumbs were a tad large lol see ya’ll next week!

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