Christmas has come and gone, so has New Years...now you're exhausted and maybe a little blue that the holidays are over. Well, if you have leftover candy canes, which I am almost certain you do, then these cookies should help you be a little less blue. They're crunchy and minty, just festive enough to round out this holiday season!
These cookies are a traditional chocolate chip cookie, but with the added bonus of crushed candy canes. To crush the candy canes, I unwrapped them, and then place them in a zip top baggie, wrapped the baggie with a dish towel and pounded them with a rolling pin! Did I mention these cookies also help reduce holiday stress? Well...maybe they do.
Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
1 ½ cup flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 candy canes, crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes on medium. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
- Add egg and vanilla to creamed butter and sugar, mixing until combined. Scrape down mixing bowl as needed. On low and in 2 or 3 additions, add in the flour mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in crushed candy canes.
- Bake 11-12 minutes, rotating halfway through. Let cookies cool about 5 minutes on cookie sheet then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
Recipe by and for Doughvelopment