Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Rich chocolate cocoa cookies dipped in white chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed peppermint candies. 
Today I'm sharing a recipe that would be perfect for your Christmas cookie tray. Christmas is my favorite time of year for baking.!!!! I love making all sorts of cookies, candies and breads for my family and friends. 

I have my stand by favorites that I make all the time, but each year I try and choose a new recipe to add to baking list. This year I chose these Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies from The Pioneer Woman.  

Everyone loves chocolate, so I thought these cookies were the perfect choice. Plus this recipe comes from the Pioneer Woman so I knew it had to be good. The cookie dough reminds me of rich chocolate fudge. 

Once the cookies have baked and completely cooled each cookie is dipped halfway into melted white chocolate, and rolled in crushed peppermint candies. Everyone will love the chocolate-peppermint combination making them the perfect Christmas treat

Holiday entertaining should never be complicated, so for me I like simple recipes that keep me out of the kitchen. No one wants to be stuck in the kitchen cooking when you can be mingling with family and friends. 

Walmart's Holiday Entertaining Guide has simple and fast party ideas that are perfect for your next holiday get together. Stop by your local Walmart and pick up your own holiday entertaining guide. All the recipes in the entertaining guide can be found HERE on Walmart's Food & Celebration page. 

I hope you enjoy the recipe. 

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies 

2 - sticks (1 cup) butter, slightly softened
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 - egg
2 - teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 - cups all purpose flour 
1/2 - cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 - teaspoon salt 
4 oz (4 squares) vanilla almond bark (prefer Plymouth Pantry)
3/4 - cup peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed

Cream softened butter with powder sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients and mix together until the dough comes together (mixture will resemble thick fudge). 

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Unwrap the peppermint candies and place them in a plastic bag. Using a mallet or hammer crush the candies into a semi-small pieces.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll cookie dough into walnut size pieces and place on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with baking spray.

Gently press the balls down with a glass with a smooth surface. Bake cookies for 7-9 minutes, being careful not to burn. Cookies will remain the same size after baking. 

Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack to cool completely. Place crushed candies in a bowl. Melt the vanilla almond bark in the microwave. Dip each cookie into the almond bark, covering half way down.

Immediately cover the cookie with crushed peppermint on both sides. Set cookies on parchment paper until almond bark is set. 

Recipe source: Pioneer Woman - Walmart Entertaining 
Recipe yields: 26-36 depending on cookie size 

For more simple and fast party recipes stop by the Walmart website and browse through their Holiday Gatherings made Simple section. 

This post is sponsored by Walmart. 


Colleen said…
Cookies look great and I bet they taste as good as they look.
Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas.
Almost hard to believe that it will be in the 70's on Christmas day
April said…
I made this recipe as written and it did not turn out. After looking at the recipe on the Pioneer Woman website, I realized this recipe was missing flour (2 1/2 cups)! I look forward to trying it again...but this time I'll add the flour!
Tina Butler said…
The flour is included in the recipe ingredients.