Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies (with a Gluten-free option)

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies (with a gluten-free option too)


  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 package dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane, plus additional as needed for sprinkling on top

Preheat oven to 375


  • Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together and set aside
  • Beat butter with sugar at medium speed until creamy
  • Add Peppermint & Vanilla extracts, and eggs one at a time, mixing until well blended
  • Gradually add flour mixture while slowly mixing
  • Stir in chocolate chips & crushed candy cane
  • Drop into round balls on cookie sheets and sprinkle additional crushed candy cane on top to taste
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until done 

For the Gluten Free version, the recipe is the same with the following exceptions:

  • Use just slightly less than 1 1/2 cups of your preferred gluten free flour mix
  • Add 1 1/2 tsp xanatham gum to the dry flour mix



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