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Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

These cookies are so simple, children can help prepare them. They taste delicious and look festive on cookie trays. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + standing
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 ounces white baking chocolate
  • 2/3 cup crushed peppermint candies


  • Cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Divide dough into 48 pieces; shape each into a 3-in. rope. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets; curve the top of each cookie to form the handle of a candy cane. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Melt white chocolate in a microwave; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cookies and sprinkle with candies. Let stand until set.
To Make Ahead: Bake and cool cookies as directed. Freeze for up to 1 month. Several hours before serving, proceed with finishing cookies as directed.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 119 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Victoria
    Dec 3, 2018

    I made these with my grandson.We added an extra oz of chocolate to use it up and added crushed mini candy canes to the batter.They taste great and we will be making them again.They are very soft fresh out of the oven so I let them cool a little on the sheet before taking them off.

  • puffybloomers
    Nov 30, 2013

    kind of bland. didn't really care for it that much. just average

  • nierika23
    Dec 16, 2012

    I love this recipe. I started making it a few years ago when I found it in a cookbook given to me by my mother. It is perfect for holiday parties!