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Monday, December 23, 2013

Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies

Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies
Miss F was insistent that we bake cookies involving candy canes. I am not sure where she got the idea, but I went with it. I took my favorite plain chocolate cookie, topped it with ganache and then sprinkled on candy cane pieces. Miss F was an amazing helper. She dished all the cookies on the baking sheet and did all the candy cane sprinkling. She was so proud of herself, even though I think she ate nearly as much batter as she dished. She was very methodical about getting the cookies to be all the same size, it was really cute to watch her in her elf apron just baking away.  If you have a surplus of candy canes, make these cookies. 
Candy Cane Chocolate Cookies

1 ¼ cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup cream
1 cup chocolate chips
12 candy canes, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs then add the vanilla. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; gradually mix into the creamed mixture. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake 9 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will be soft and still look slightly doughy. Let set and cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes then remove from sheet onto wire rack to cool completely. Add the cream to a two cup measure, microwave in 30 second intervals until it begins to boil. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour into a shallow dish. Dip the cooled cookies into the ganache and sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top. Allow to set for one hour.
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3 comments:

Happy Valley Chow said...

I'm not much of a peppermint person but these look awesome. My wife would definitely love these. Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!

Happy Blogging!
Happy Valley Chow

Mom said...

She got the idea from Grammy, who was going to make chocolate cookies, dip them in white chocolate (tinted red of course) and then crushed candy canes.

Kellys Reality said...

Yum! A use for all those leftover candy canes :)

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