Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Hi from Mexico!! It feels so weird to be posting something so obviously Christmasy when I’m sitting in a sunny paradise. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join another blog hop! Especially a Christmas blog hop – I LOVE this time of year.

You might have come across my post after visiting Crisp Collective’s page and witnessing the magic of her slow cooker hot chocolate! Be sure to check out all of the other posts in the blog hop at the bottom of my recipe!

This is my first holiday recipe of the year, which is almost shameful since it’s already into December. Guys! I just don’t have as much time as I used to. No kidding, you say. Three small kids! It’s a wonder I can even get myself dressed in the morning. I’m sooo grateful for the cookie exchange I went to a little while back, so I can present any potential guests with an assortment of cookies, considering I’ve only had time to bake one kind so far!

Luckily, they’re a delicious kind. If you don’t like mint and chocolate together, I’m not sure we can be friends. I mean, come on. It’s SO good. There’s something about that decadent chocolate flavour mixed with that cool, refreshing mint. To die for! I especially love the bits of crushed up candy cane baked right into the cookie. It makes for a crunchy little surprise!

Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

The cookie dough is fairly stiff, so you’ll need to use some muscle to mix in the chocolate chips and candy canes. Oh, and if you’ve ever seen pictures of other bloggers peacefully crushing candy canes with their rolling pins, they’re lying. πŸ˜‰ You need to bash those things with some force! Try the side of a hammer. It’s a good way to take out some aggression!

The recipe makes 38-40 cookies, and they freeze very well (not that you’ll need to).

You’ll forgive me if I duck out early this post, to go have a bit more fun in the sun. Be sure to hop on over to Countryside Cravings to check out her gingerbread pancakes! Yum!

Feliz navidad!

Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Mint Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

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Yield 38-40 cookies

Start your holiday baking off right with these rich, chocolate cookies with a hint of mint and loads of candy cane crunch. Finish them off with a white chocolate drizzle!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa powder*
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes (6-7)
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 oz white chocolate, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Make the dough. In a large mixing bowl, combine together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with an electric mixer, cream the butter until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in both sugars and mix for an additional minute, or until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla and peppermint extract and mix until incorporated. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. The dough will be thick. Add the crushed candy cane and chocolate chips. Cover and chill the dough for a least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Using about 1.5 tablespoons of dough per cookie, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking sheet. I had about 9 cookies per sheet. Bake the cookies for about 10 minutes before removing them from the oven. They should look slightly underbaked. I like to press a few chocolate chips and pieces of candy cane into the tops at this stage. Cool the cookies on the sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to completely cool.
  3. Once the cookies have cooled completely, melt the white chocolate using a microwave-safe bowl and heating the chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring each time. Drizzle the white chocolate over the cookies. Allow the chocolate to harden before storing.

Cookies may be stored at room temperature, in an airtight container for 4-5 days, or in the freezer for up to 2 months. Cookie dough can also be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Notes

  1. If you don't have Dutch processed cocoa powder, you can substitute regular cocoa powder; the Dutch processed powder gives the cookies a much darker hue.

Need a little more baking inspiration? Try these holiday Twix bars next!!

And now for the rest of the blog hop posts!!

Christmas DIYs on Monday

Joy In Our Home | 2 Bees In A Pod | My Creative Days

County Road 407 | Chatfield Court

Christmas Front Porches on Tuesday

The Tattered Pew | The Crowned Goat | Little Brags

Follow The Yellow Brick Home | The Painted Hinge

Christmas Recipes on Wednesday

Crisp Collective | Love In My Oven | Countryside Cravings

Walking On Sunshine Recipes | Beyond The Butter

Christmas Mantles on ThursdayΒ 

anderson + grant | White Arrows Home | Elizabeth Joan Designs

Β Β City Girl Meets Country Boy | Red Brick On The Lake

Christmas Tablescapes on Friday

The Inspired Hive | Curly Crafty Mom | Making It In The Mountains

Rain and Pine | Timeless Creations

Start your holiday baking off right with these rich, chocolate cookies with a hint of mint and loads of candy cane crunch. Finish them off with a white chocolate drizzle!
 

65 Comments

  1. You had me at mint and chocolate Katherine! These looks so good and would be perfect to add to our Christmas cookie box. I can’t wait to try this recipe. I hope you have a fabulous time in Mexico and enjoy all of your holiday season. Hugs, CoCo

  2. Looks like a yummy recipe. I love anything with chocolate and mint combined! Thanks for sharing with the Christmas Blog Hop this year!

  3. Oh my!!! These look amazing. Might have to add these to our baking list this year! Thanks for sharing! Pinning!

  4. I’m with you Katherine. I love the richness of chocolate paired with the coolness of peppermint! These look like the perfect Christmas cookie! I hope you’re having a lovely vacation in Mexico, and happy belated birthday! πŸ˜‰

  5. My stepson would LOVE these cookies! He’s all about chocolate and peppermint and candy canes. When I saw these cookies, I felt like these would be the perfect cookie to snack on while decorating the Christmas tree πŸ™‚

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  7. My kids all go nuts for chocolate mint desserts and these cookies are perfect to bake up for the holidays! P.S. a bit envious that you’re in sunny Mexico!!!

  8. Love how festive these look for the holidays! Chocolate and Peppermint is a must! YUM and pinning!

  9. Beautiful photos and beautiful ingredients πŸ™‚ Feliz Navidad to you too !

  10. These look absolutely fabulous, Katherine! Definitely pinning these to my Christmas Dessert board

  11. I love it that you’re getting some R&R time in Mexico, Katherine. You deserve it!!!

    And love, love these cookies! So delicious and festive for the holidays!

  12. Ben|Havocinthekitchen

    Wait. You should get a mini Christmas tree up for a festive mood. If this doesn’t help, we can try sending some wind, snow, and low temperatures to Mexico, if you really wish. Otherwise, please enjoy some sun and post more delicious cookies like these ones! Two kinds of chocolate (plus cacao) + candy cane = perfection!

  13. You’ve definitely got your hands full and you’re so brave traveling to Mexico with 3 little ones! I’ve been enjoying watching your IG stories. πŸ™‚ . These cookies look amazing and your photos are beautiful!

  14. We can definitely be friends – chocolate and mint are one of my favourite combos. These look so yum and super fun for Christmas

  15. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    THESE LOOK AMAZING! Katherine, we can remain friends because I love mint and chocolate together! Especially during the holidays :). Enjoy Mexico! I’m loving watching your stories and seeing all the fun you guys are having!

  16. Love all the inspiration you give!! These look so yummy!!!

  17. Malinda Linnebur

    I love mint and chocolate together!! Adding these to the cookie tray this year!! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Hi Katherine, these look finger licking good and your photos are amazing! Thank you , will have to pin this!

  19. Wow, next week, I’m going to be the hit of the cookie party! Yum! BTW, your logo is the cutest thing since the color pink. πŸ˜‰

  20. These look totally yum and they don’t look hard to make either! Those two things combined = perfect recipe for me! So happy to be hopping with you!

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  22. These cookies scream Christmas!!! A total winner with the unbeatable mint and chocolate combo πŸ™‚

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  24. Well they may be your fist holiday recipe of the year but you came out strong!!

  25. Girl, chocolate + peppermint is one of my favourite combos eva! I definitely wouldn’t need to freeze these babies ’cause they would be gone in no time at all! Now that I think about it, I may have to make extra πŸ˜‰ Hope you had a fabulous birthday, my friend. Cheers to a wonderful weekend ahead! XO

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  27. Lila Ruth's

    Oh my goodness, these look so incredibly scrumptious! πŸ˜€ I’m not kidding when I say I could take on that whole batch!! I hope you’re having a fabulous time in Mexico!!

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  29. So pretty! I don’t think I could drizzle as well as you do. My husband loves this combination, so I might have get out the cookie sheets and start baking!

  30. Kendra | www.joyinourhome.com

    These looks delicious, Katherine! Mint and chocolate are one of my favourite combinations! And so glad you had a tropical holiday! Thanks again for joining me this week! Xo

  31. love how deep, dark and chocolatey these look! hope you had an amazing time in mexico (:

  32. Oh my gosh! These cookies look AMAZING! And I am going to have to check out those twix bars too!

  33. Katherine – these are so cute! I love how chocolatey they are and they look so festive! It’s definitely peppermint season – great recipe! Pinning!

  34. I really fall in love with your Oven. It cooks so fantastic recipes. Can you lend it for a day from my Party πŸ™‚

  35. Looks so decadent and this chocolate lover can’t wait to try it.

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