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Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies

These Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies make the perfect holiday cookies for your family and friends! It’s the best mint chocolate cookies recipe you’ll find!Chocolate Cookies Recipe

There’s just something a chocolate cookies recipe that is so perfect for Christmas….and add candy cane pieces? They just go together like magic.

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

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How To Make The Best Mint Chocolate Cookies

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Start by creaming your butter and sugars.

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Peppermint, eggs and vanilla up next!

What Kind of Chocolate Should I Use?

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Use Hershey’s unsweetened cocoa powder. Works great! The dark chocolate variety works great too.

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Candy cane pieces…my favorite part! You can find them at World Market for $2.99.

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

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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 the white Ghirardelli melts. They work great.

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

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Be sure to try these chilled too!

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Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies make the perfect holiday cookies for your family and friends! It's the best mint chocolate cookies recipe you'll find!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best christmas cookies, best christmas cookies recipe, candy cane cookies, chocolate cookies recipe, christmas cookie recipe, easy christmas cookies, easy christmas cookies recipe, mint cookies with chocolate chips, peppermint cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 143 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 62mg3%
Potassium 54mg2%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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
    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!!

  26. 26
    Angela says:

    Can you melt w just white chocolate chips?

  27. 27
    run 3 says:

    I love chocolate and your cookie recipe is great

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