Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies! The classic combination of chocolate and peppermint make these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies the perfect treat for the holidays! | livforcake.com

THE CLASSIC COMBINATION OF CHOCOLATE AND PEPPERMINT MAKE THESE DARK CHOCOLATE CANDY CANE COOKIES THE PERFECT TREAT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa sifted
  • 1/4 cup black cocoa powder sifted*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light-brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract optional
  • 1 bag Bright White Candy Melts or white chocolate, melted**
  • crushed candy canes


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powders, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugars on med-high until light and fluffy (approx. 2-3mins). Reduce speed and add egg and peppermint extract. Beat until well combined. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  3. Chill dough for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F and line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, portion dough onto baking sheet (I did 9 cookies per sheet). Bake for approximately 10 mins, or until the middle is set. Cookies will deflate and crinkle a bit upon cooling.
  6. Cool on pans for 5 mins then transfer to to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Dip in melted candy melts or white chocolate, place on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Allow to set.
Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies! The classic combination of chocolate and peppermint make these Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies the perfect treat for the holidays! | livforcake.com
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