Dark chocolate candy cane cookies

17 Nov

The Walgreens near my office finally put out candy canes, but they were only selling 24 packs.

My inner monologue went something like this: “Sara, you live alone. You cannot consume 24 candy canes. But you could bake with them. How many would that use? Also, do candy canes go bad? No, this is crazy. Yes, I will buy them.”

So once I had the candy canes, it was only logical that I use them…and oh, what a delicious way to use them.

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Dark chocolate candy cane cookies

2 cups flour
3/4 cups Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Glaze:
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
12-15 drops peppermint extract
1 tablespoon water

8-10 candy canes

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2) In a stand mixer, combine butter, sugars, and cocoa powder. Mix in eggs and vanilla.

3) In separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda, then mix in to the butter mixture.

4) Mix in chocolate chips, then roll into balls. Cook for 8-10 minutes.

5) While cookies cool, mix together the glaze – stir until completely integrated. In a food processor, chop the candy canes until they are in very small, almost powdery, pieces.

6) Drizzle glaze over the cookies, sprinkle with candy cane bits, and enjoy!

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8 Responses to “Dark chocolate candy cane cookies”

  1. Rebecca November 18, 2013 at 12:02 AM #

    I definitely understand the feeling. I have so many random bags of candy and boxes of cookies around my dorm room that I’m always worried I’ll eat all of them. I have to throw them on top of my closet (out of sight out of mind right?) or bake them into something otherwise it’ll become a real problem! These cookies look delicious and perfect for this time of year. I love the combination of dark chocolate and peppermint!

    • Sara Lang November 18, 2013 at 12:03 AM #

      Haha, I do that too – I bake them into things so that I won’t eat them all!

  2. Jess December 8, 2013 at 5:11 PM #

    I made these today using the Andes peppermint chips instead of chocolate chips (and then didn’t do the glaze). They turned out pretty good 🙂

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