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chocolate candy cane cookies


pink peppermint filling is sandwiched between homemade chocolate cookies then the sides are rolled in crushed candy canes. prep included 1 hr chill time.


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  1. For cookies:
  2. Whisk flour
  3. Cocoa
  4. And salt in medium bowl to blend
  5. Using electric mixer
  6. Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until well blended
  7. Beat in egg
  8. Add dry ingredients
  9. Beat until blended
  10. Refrigerate dough 1 hour
  11. Preheat oven to 350f line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper
  12. Scoop out dough by level tablespoonfuls
  13. Then roll into smooth balls
  14. Place balls on prepared baking sheets
  15. Spacing about 2 inches apart
  16. Using bottom of glass or hands
  17. Flatten each ball to 2-inch round
  18. Bake until cookies no longer look wet and small indentation appears when tops of cookies are lightly touched with fingers
  19. About 11 minutes
  20. Cool on sheet 5 minutes
  21. Transfer chocolate cookies to racks and cool completely
  22. For filling:
  23. Using electric mixer
  24. Beat powdered sugar and butter in medium bowl until well blended
  25. Add peppermint extract and 2 drops food coloring
  26. Beat until light pink and well blended
  27. Adding more food coloring by dropfuls if darker pink color is desired
  28. Spread some filling evenly over flat side of 1 cookie to edges
  29. Top with another cookie
  30. Flat side down
  31. Pressing gently to adhere
  32. Repeat with remaining cookies and peppermint filling
  33. Place crushed candy canes on plate
  34. Roll edges of cookie sandwiches in crushed candies

Step 23

Total Time in Minute 91

Ingredients Count 10

cooking chocolate candy cane cookies

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All-purpose flour

Unsweetened cocoa powder



Unsalted butter


Powdered sugar

Peppermint extract

Red food coloring

Candy canes

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