Delicious Holiday Treat: Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

For every season, there seems to be some type of homemade sweet treat that your kids crave, especially when they are home for extended periods of time like winter break. Since candy canes are often the treat of choice during this holiday season, why not try this fun, candy cane-inspired chocolate chip cookie recipe next time you are baking in the kitchen?

Ingredients you need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 or 3 crushed candy canes

Baking directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add in the sugars and beat for another two minutes, and then beat in the vanilla.
  4. Add in the eggs, one at a time.
  5. Spoon the dough by tablespoonfuls on to the baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle on the crushed candy canes. Maybe your kids can help crushing the candy canes, and sprinkling them on the cookies!
  6. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are brown and the centers are golden. Remove them from the oven and let them rest for one minute. Then, carefully remove them to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.

Baking cookies like this is a great way to gather your loved ones during the holiday season. This particular recipe blends two winter season classics together: candy canes and chocolate chip cookies. You might even consider gifting any extra cookies to your friends or neighbors. To involve your kids, you could even let them help crush up some of the candy canes or mix the batter. If your family likes the result, this baking activity could turn into a new family tradition for the holidays.



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