There’s nothing more festive than candy canes, am I right? Those sweet, delicious, red and white striped treats put us in the perfect mood for green trees, colorful lights, sleigh bells,and a warm mug of cocoa. Yes, it’s not the Holiday’s without your first candy cane!
Now, imagine taking all that delicious, peppermint flavor we love in candy canes, crushing it up, and baking it into the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Warm, moist, and full of all that Holiday flavor, this cookie is more than just a combination of two winter-time favorites. It’s the beginning of a new Holiday tradition in your family! Best of all, this cookie is made with our delicious, premium Yellow White Cake mix! A cookie…made with cake mix…infused with candy canes! Yup, that sounds like the perfect treat for your Christmas season! Get ready, it’s time to bake up some Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies!
3 cups Honeyville Yellow White Cake Mix
1/2 cup Butter, melted
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract
1/2 tsp Vanilla
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Crushed Candy Canes
1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
Yields: 24 cookies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix, butter, egg, and extracts. Beat until soft. Add cream cheese and beat gently until combined and a soft dough forms.
Place candy canes in a large resealable bag and use a rolling pin to crush into pieces.
Add chocolate chips and candy cane pieces to dough and gently fold in until completely combined. Place dough in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Remove, form dough balls, and place on your USA Pan Cookie Sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies when they are still soft. Do not over bake. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet before removing.
These cookies are the perfect Holiday treat for any party, gathering, or needed snack break! The rich aroma and taste of cool peppermint, combined with the dark chocolate chips and sweet cookie flavor, give you a treat that’s sure to get you in the festive mood! Not only are they moist, delicious, and everything you’ve hoped for in a Holiday cookie, they also look absolutely amazing. The white and red-striped colors shine through the entire cookie!
There’s nothing better than a sweet candy cane during the Holiday season. Nothing, except maybe some Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies!