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Friday, December 19, 2014

Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookies

So I'm an early shopper but a late baker. Confused? I've pretty much had my Christmas shopping completed since Black Friday. I know get all the sighs and eye rolls out now.  I love to have Christmas Cookies and will do a batch of one kind of cookie before the holidays.. but I love to do my cookie trays a few days before Christmas.

This year I've picked the 23rd as my big cookie day. I have my list of cookies to make including the following Haystacks, Little Snowballs, and  Easy Fudge.  I also had the idea for these cookies, so I made a test batch. Trust me you don't want an epic cookie fail on your big Christmas cookie day.

They turned out great and were super easy to make. Basically just add 6 chopped candy canes to my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. How do you chop candy canes? Well its actually really fun and stress relieving. You put your candy canes in a sandwich bag. Then you beat them with a rolling pin. Yup... Beware it will make a lot of noise. The hubby may also wonder what is going on... but its all good.

Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 candy canes, crushed
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Mix together the flour and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Mix together the softened butter, brown sugar and white sugar.
  5. Once it is well combined, add the instant pudding mix.
  6. After the pudding mix is integrated add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
  7. Now add in the flour and baking soda mixture that you had previously set aside. Blend well.
  8. Add the chocolate chips and candy canes, use low speed on your mixer or do it by hand.
  9. Drop 1 Tbsp size cookies on the cookie sheet. Form the cookie into a round ball so that they come out with a nice round shape.
  10. Bake for 11 minutes. 
This recipe originally appeared on Laura's Baking Talent. 

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