Candy cane kisses chocolate cookies

The star of this year’s cookie exchange – rich, fudgy chocolate cookies packed with chopped candy cane kisses and drizzled with chocolate and chopped candy cane for a festive look
The star of this year's cookie exchange - rich, fudgy chocolate cookies packed with chopped candy cane kisses

Confession time : the first smell of Christmas and my addiction for candy cane takes over. I’ve been in candy cane land for a couple of weeks now, just after Halloween to be honest. Once the trick or trickers were gone I rushed to the local Giant market and filled my shopping card with Christmas candy.

I’ve been candy cane this and candy cane that for a while now. I hope you’re ready for some holiday baking. The fun is on now until Christmas day on Roxana’s Home Baking.

The star of this year's cookie exchange - rich, fudgy chocolate cookies packed with chopped candy cane kissesSpeaking of fun, do you know what day is today? You right! It’s time to open the doors for another chocolate party! This month the theme is one I know you’ll love – chocolate cookies. Anything goes, as long as they put us in the holiday spirit and they call for chocolate in any form or shape.

To see what my amazing hostesses have prepared for you this month, scroll to the bottom of the page.

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What’s a chocolate party? Glad you asked!

Chocolate party is a monthly virtual party where everyone is invited. Each month we have a different theme, a secret ingredient which we pair with chocolate and blog about it the first Monday of the month.

If you’re new here and would like to party along with us, we’ll happy to have you. Here are the few simple rules everyone has to follow so we can all have fun!

1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.

2.) Include a link back to a monthly round-up or the Chocolate party page.  Optional, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.

3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

All submitted posts will be pinned to the Chocolate party Pinterest board and will be promoted on other social media platform using the #chocolateparty hashtag.

I hope you’ll join our party and bake along with us. Also, if you’d like to know what are we up to and what ingredients we pick for the next parties, join our Facebook group.

Candy Cane Kisses Chocolate Cookies

Now, back to these amazing candy cane kisses chocolate cookies. The are rich, sweet and fudgy. Almost as fudgy as a brownie cookie. Although they do not have melted chocolate added to the cookie dough, the unsweetened cocoa powder sure does the trick.  They stay soft for few days, but best if kept in an airtight container.

Once the cookies were baked I melted some more Hershey’s candy cane kisses and drizzled the cookies with them and as a final touch some finely chopped candy cane kisses will make them look very festive.

You can make these cookies two ways. I prefer mine thicker so I let the cookie dough chill in the fridge for a couple of minutes. If you want a thinner cookie (but keep in mind, these cookies will not spread too much) you can bake them as soon as you scoop the cookie dough on the baking sheets.

Candy cane kisses chocolate cookies recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 3 dozen of cookies

Candy cane kisses chocolate cookies recipe

The star of this year’s cookie exchange – rich, fudgy chocolate cookies packed with chopped candy cane kisses and drizzled with chocolate and chopped candy cane for a festive look

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (180 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (30 grams) unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2/3 cup chopped candy cane kisses
  • Decoration
  • 8-10 candy cane kisses
  • 2 candy cane kisses finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, with the paddle attachment on,cream butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine the flour, cocoa and baking powder. Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the chopped kisses.
  4. With a large ice-cream scoop, place cookie dough balls on the baking sheets.
  5. Chill the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes. (optional)
  6. Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes or until set.
  7. Let the cookies rest for 5 minutes on the baking sheet before removing to cool completely on wire racks.
  8. Once cooled, melt the candy cane kisses and drizzle the cookies.
  9. Sprinkle the finely chopped candy cane kisses over them.
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Love,

Roxana

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    Hello! My name is Roxana and I'm a self-taught baker, wanna-be photographer and the writer behind Roxana's Home Baking, where I share original and adapted scratch recipes. 

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Comments

  1. Julianne @ Beyond Frosing says

    These look very similar to what I sent out for my FB Cookie Swap. I do love the addition of the pink glaze, what a great idea! I am totally obsessed with the cant cane Oreos!

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