Laura’s Candy Cane Cookies

I’m not a big candy person. I love baked goods, pies, cakes, patisserie — you name it. Candy, however, has never been my thing. On Halloween, I was the kid who would trade candy for chips.

The one major exception to this rule is candy canes. One Canadian coffee chain, Second Cup, serves up the very best Candy Cane Latte every winter. These cookies fill me with nostalgia for that drink, but better than that, they satisfy my craving!

These are easy cookies to make and it’s great because it is a 1:1 recipe. Easy to make gluten free for those who cannot eat gluten and just as easy for those who do! The cookies are chewy, chocolatey, and delicious either way!

What You’ll Need for this Candy Cane Cookies Recipe:

  1. 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour (regular flour if you are not gluten free)
  2. 1/3 cup good quality cocoa powder
  3. 1 egg yolk (from large egg)
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 1 tbsp vanilla
  6. 14 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
  7. 1 cup white sugar
  8. 1/4 tsp baking powder
  9. 1 cup sugar
  10. 3/4 tsp peppermint extract

For the Icing:

  1. 1/2 cup milk chocolate & 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  2. 2-3 tbsp heavy cream
  3. 2 tbsp unsalted butter


Crushed Candy Cane

  • Prep Time:10 minutes
  • Cook Time:20 minutes
  • Total Time:1 hour (plus chill time)
  • Yield: 48 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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