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Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

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My Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies make the perfect Holiday cookies for your family and friends!

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

There’s just something about peppermint and chocolate that are so perfect for Christmas.  Kind of like peanut  butter and jelly.  They just go together like magic.

I won’t apologize for all of the peppermint recipes you’ll see this month, because it’s just too good of a combo to pass up this month!  Sit back, get in the kitchen and bake some amazing cookies!

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Start by creaming your butter and sugars.

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Peppermint, eggs and vanilla up next!

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Dry ingredients and chocolate time.

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Candy cane pieces…my favorite part!  I used THESE perfect for baking.  You can find them at World Market for $2.99.

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Dip each cookie dough ball in more candy cane pieces and bake!

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

A little white chocolate drizzle please!  Place your melted white chocolate into a ziploc baggie, snip the end and use it like a pen.  Works great.  I used THESE Ghirardelli melts.  They work great.

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Someone at my husband’s work said these were “life changing”  I’ll agree with him 🙂

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Be sure to try these chilled too!

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies


Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch CookiesPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 30 min


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 10 drops peppermint oil or 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Gold Medal all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s 100% Dark Chocolate, unsweetened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane pieces
  • 1/2 cup melted white chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars until well combined. Add peppermint oil or extract, eggs and vanilla mixing to combine. Add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt, mixing to combine. Stir in chocolate chips and candy cane pieces.
  3. With medium cookie scoop, place dough 1 inch apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until baked through. Let cool for 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack. Drizzle white chocolate over each cookie if desired.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

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  1. 1
    Sues says:

    I’m right with you on the peppermint train… these look awesome!!

  2. 2
    Maria says:

    I just made a similar cookie:) Love chocolate and peppermint together!

  3. 3

    LOVE these yummy cookies Jenny! Happy almost weekend, friend!

  4. 4

    I just made something very similar to these earlier in the week. Great minds…

    And there is nothing better than chocolate and peppermint!

  5. 5

    I love this combo too Jenny and these frosting adds the cutest touch!

  6. 6
    Amanda says:

    Want a whole batch of these right now for myself 🙂 xoxo

  7. 7

    Oh WOW! I want all things candy cane. INCREDIBLE!

  8. 8

    What beautiful cookies! These would make a perfect addition to a holiday gift basket. They look absolutely scrumptious!

  9. 9
    naomi says:

    I love chocolate and peppermint together-always a great combination.

  10. 10

    Mmmmm these look soooo delicious — I need to try those crushed peppermints, any time I normally crush candy canes, and bake with them, they always seem to melt

  11. 11
    Gaby says:

    I am drooling over these, they look so good!

  12. 12

    New combination cookies with peppermint.I really like this’s a new creation for this Christmas.Thanks

  13. 13

    Absolutely LOVING these crunch cookies! Give me more white chocolate drizzle (I actually prefer it over ‘normal’ chocolate). Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe! 🙂

  14. 14

    You’ve been busy baking!! These look divine.

  15. 15

    Bringggggg on the peppermint! These are lovely!

  16. 16

    No need to apologize for peppermint! These are beauties!

  17. 17

    Can’t wait to make these cookies!!

  18. 18

    These cookies are calling my name! So delicious for the holidays!


  19. 19

    Peppermint and chocolate are an irresistible combination! I can’t wait to give these a try!

  20. 20
    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I need to make these cookies this week – my husband would love them!

  21. 21

    Favorite holiday flavor combo! And gorgeous festive cookies 🙂

  22. 22

    Those do look like the perfect holiday cookie! I cannot get enough chocolate and peppermint right now!

  23. 23

    These look super yummy! Love peppermint and chocolate.

  24. 24
    Jo Mercer says:

    The pictorial doesn’t match the recipe. The recipe doesn’t say anything about rolling in additional crushed candy before baking or drizzling with white chocolate afterwards.

    How much of each of those two ingredients do you need?

  25. 25

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  26. 26
    Maria says:

    Wow, I made these this weekend and they are absolutely delicious!! Not to mention super easy and you only need one bowl 🙂 This one is a keeper. Definitely will be making these next year!!

  27. 27

    I’m so excited to try these! This cookies looks phenomenal! Thanks for the great ideas!

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