Candy Cane Cookies {recipe}

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Candy cane cookies are a fun treat for all of the peppermint (and cookie) fans in your family! Make these during the holidays or just after Christmas is over and you can score candy canes at a great price. 

My kids love candy canes. They’ve been begging for them since November, and they will eat them in various forms – even in candy cane cookies. I think this recipe is great for Christmas, but it could also be great after the holidays when you might have a surplus of candy canes at your disposal. And trust me, we have a surplus. 

Candy Cane Cookies recipe

I won’t even downplay my love for all things candy cane. I would totally stock up on clearance boxes of candy canes (if you can still find them in the days or weeks after Christmas) and make these at the end of January or even for Valentine’s Day! 

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  • 6 tbsp. Unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup crushed candy canes

How To Make Candy Cane Cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (or these silicone baking mats)
  • Crush a few candy canes in a bowl (about a 1/2 cup of candy cane pieces)
  • In a large bowl, combine butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar, beat on medium speed until fluffy.
  • Add salt, baking soda, and baking powder to the bowl, continue to mix for about one minute.
  • Add egg and vanilla, mix until smooth.
  • Add flour slowly, mixing well between each addition, until dough forms.
  • Add white chocolate chips and mix until incorporated.
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out cookies.
  • Remove the dough from the scoop and dip the top of the cookie into the crushed candy canes.
  • Place on baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 10-11 minutes, until the edges start to turn golden brown.
  • Once finished, cool on a baking rack.

You could also freeze these cookies and thaw them when you’re in the mood for candy cane cookies! 

What has been your favorite cookie this holiday cookie season? Are you also team candy cane? 

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