How to Bake Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

by Snapguide Team

The combination of chocolate + peppermint makes these cookies the perfect treat for the holidays!


  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ Cups Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • ¼ Cups black cocoa (sifted)
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 bag white chocolate
  • crushed candy canes
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gather your ingredients.

    Step 2

    In a medium bowl, mix your flower, cocoa powders, baking soda + salt together.

    Step 3

    Add your room temperature butter into a large mixing bowl.

    Step 4

    Add your sugars and beat together on med-high until light and fluffy. This should take about 2-3 minutes.

    Step 5

    Then crack two eggs in there.

    Step 6

    This step is optional, but we like to add a teaspoon of peppermint extract. Then beat until these are all combined.

    Step 7

    Add the dry ingredient mixture into the mixing bowl. Continue to mix until just combined. Chill dough for at least an hour.

    Step 8

    Preheat the oven for 350 degrees and then bake for about 10 minutes, or until the middle is set. Let the cookies cool completely.

    Step 9

    Dip cookies into melted white chocolate then place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Finally sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

    Step 10

    Peace. Love. Peppermint..

    Step 11

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