Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Candy Cane Crinkle Cookie


Peppermint is absolutely my husbands favorite holiday flavor.  He would probably eat peppermint burgers if they were available.  Peppermint ice cream (coming soon), candies, peppermint covered treats, peppermint cakes and cupcakes...  Well I decided to transform a favorite cookie of ours into a candy cane cookie to surprise him.  I served these at our Christmas party and they were devoured.

A crisp exterior and a chewy interior, its loaded with peppermint flavor with bits of candy cane throughout and certain to please those holiday cravings.  My favorite?  I am a simple girl when it comes to cookies...  You will see my favorite tomorrow.

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Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
makes 7 dozen 1 tablespoon cookies

10 candy canes, unwrapped
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
3 ¼ cups all purpose flour
½ cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven 350°F. Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.  Set aside.

Double bag 2 resealable 1 gallon plastic bags.  Place candy canes inside and seal.  Crush candy canes with a rolling pin until pieces are smaller than a pea.  Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer or an electric mixer combine sugar and butter, cream until light and fluffy, approximately 3-5 minutes.  Add in vanilla extract and eggs.  Mix until combined.  Scrape sides down as needed.  Add salt, powder, soda and flour.  Mix until combined.  Scrape sides of bowl as necessary.   Add crushed candy canes (powder and all).

Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Scoop 1 tablespoon portions of dough and roll into a ball.  Roll in powdered sugar until coated.  Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.  I made 12 per sheet, but you could easily fit 18.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.  Serve and enjoy!

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16 comments:

  1. MMMMMMM...... I love peppermint. I will definitely give these a try! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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  2. your cookies look perfect! clicked over from FG b/c they look so good :)

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  3. Oh, girlfriend, these cookies are so simple yet look SO very delicious and festive for the holidays!! I LOVE them!! Thanks for bringing them to the party!!

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  4. I made these for a party Friday night and people went absolutely crazy over them, delicious!!!!!!

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    1. I am so happy to hear that! Glad everyone loved them. Thank you for coming back and sharing. XO

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  5. Would love to make these but was wondering if you used mini candy canes or the large ones?

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  6. Just tried these and they have the perfect sugar cookie flavor with a slight hint of peppermint. I used mini candy canes (easy to unwrap by holding a few packages over a bowl and cutting off the ends of the wrappers AND they are thinner and easier to crush). I used a hammer to crush them the first time, but realized the food processor was easier on my forearm! I flattened them slightly before baking, which resulted in much thinner cookies (which is fine they are still chewy in the middle). Next time I'll bake the balls. Great recipe, Donna!

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    1. I am so glad you loved them! Have a happy New Year!

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  7. These were a hit with my family for Christmas! The sugar cookie and peppermint taste is so yummy, even on the ones I baked a little too long. While making them I wish they would've spread out more. They stayed fairly small and thick, even the batch that I pressed down slightly. I wanted them to look more like your photo! Any idea why that would be?

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  8. These were a hit with my family for Christmas! The sugar cookie and peppermint taste is so yummy, even on the ones I baked a little too long. While making them I wish they would've spread out more. They stayed fairly small and thick, even the batch that I pressed down slightly. I wanted them to look more like your photo! Any idea why that would be?

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    1. Was your butter room temperature? Was the dough room temperature? The only things that come to mind would be if the dough was chilled and then baked, it would not spread. I hope that helps!

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    2. The dough was room temp. But I did heat the butter because I was pressed for time. Some of it melted. Could that be the issue? I like the taste so much that I want to try another batch -- assuming I can still find candy canes.

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    3. I am not sure if that could be it. A trick for making room temperature butter when you have no time...

      Place stick/s of butter on a microwave safe plate in your microwave. Cook for 7 seconds, turn butter and repeat until you have room temp butter. Works for me all the time.

      I have made this recipe many times and have had the same results, perhaps give it another go. Make sure your oven is preheated and your pans and dough are not chilled. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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    4. I made these again this year, and they spread and weren't so hard. Thank you! Merry Christmas!

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  9. I love these - I was looking for a new simple cookie recipe to add to my Christmas baking and I think this is the one!

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