Candy Cane Cookies

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in ,

'Tis the season to be chubby!  So let's embrace it and eat more cookies.  YEA!!  :D

I have a huge love for anything peppermint flavored, and these cookies hit the spot!  Every bite has tiny crunches of candy canes, yet you still have the fluffy goodness of a warm, fresh-baked cookie. The best part?  This recipe is fast and easy!  Enjoy

Time: 1.5 hours


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 candy canes


  1. Soften the butter in a microwave for 30 seconds, then whisk it until fluffy.
  2. Add salt, egg, sugar and peppermint extract to the butter and whip together until well combined.
  3. Place the candy canes unwrapped into a ZipLoc bag, seal it.  Using a rolling pin, pound the candy canes into small crumbs.  Don't pound them to a powder, or they won't look like candy cane pieces in the cookies.
  4. Add the candy cane crumbs and the flour to the bowl and mix it in until all ingredients are combined.  Cover with clear wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  6. Take the cookie dough of the fridge and form small 1 inch rounds, placing each on an un-greased cookie sheet.  Ensure the cookies are spaced out by at least 1.5 inches. 
  7. Bake for about 8-10 minutes until the cookies are golden brown and cooked through. 
  8. Cool on a wire rack for about 10 mins before serving.  Enjoy!