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Monday, December 2, 2013

The Candy Cane Chewy Cookies that will make you smile


These Candy Cane Chewy Cookies are just divine, they have the clean taste of peppermint and these cookies are soft and chewy exactly the way a great cookie should be. 

They are one of our best cookies, how can you beat a sugar cookie with crushed peppermint baked inside.   


  Next to the classic chocolate chip cookie, they are on the top of the list for great cookies here at the Ranch.   




So grab your rolling pin, mallet or whatever else you have, to start crushing up some candy canes for these lovely treats.  



Candy Cane Chewy Cookies

Ingredients
  • 3 candy canes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Prepare cookie sheets with either parchment paper or non stick cooking spray
3. Place candy canes in a zip lock bag and crush using a rolling pin
4. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, whip in vanilla and egg, scraping the sides of the bowl and mixing well
5. In a separate bowl stir flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together, pour into the large bowl and mix carefully until well combined with the butter, sugar, egg mixture
6. Fold in crushed candy cane and mix gently
7. Pour powdered sugar on a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar, place on baking sheets
8. Repeat with remaining dough, placing dough balls far enough apart so they have plenty of room without melting into each other
9. Bake 10-12 minutes until bottoms just start to brown, remove from oven and let cool about 3 minutes prior to moving to cooling rack.
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39 comments:

  1. I love the ides of the candy cane in the cookies! They look yummy and festive!

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  2. Oh, my goodness, Evelyn, these are the ULTIMATE Christmas cookies! Perfect for the holidays, and I can't wait to try them. They must smell amazing while they are baking!

    Love, Joy

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  3. I can tell from the pictures that these are perfectly chewy cookies. Fun idea too! Plus, my son would love smashing candy canes. (Truthfully, I do too!)

    Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Festive colour, chewy & pleasing to the eye. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Evelyn.

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  5. Your cookies look amazing! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week. New Follower!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  6. These couldn't be more perfect for this time of year, and they actually bring back some recent memories for me. Up until three years ago, every year I would bake about 600-800 cookies and distribute them as gifts to some of our customers and these were very similar to some I made. I love the chewiness of these and they're so festive looking!

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  7. Evelyn, these cookies are so pretty and I'll bet they taste just delicious! I love adding new cookies recipes to my collection, thank you so much for sharing these. Pinning! Hope you have a happy Tuesday! :)

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  8. Chewy cookies are my favorite. I can't even imagine how great they'd be with crushed candy canes.

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  9. How festive! I love these! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  10. Mmmm, I can just imagine the chewy cookies with the crunchy bits of candy cane. Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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  11. Such pretty and festive cookies!! Perfect for the holidays! :)

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  12. Oh. My. Goodness. Pinning for later but simply cannot wait to make these!

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  13. Great job with these cookies, look delicious!

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  14. Hi Evelyn, wow these cookies look amazing and I bet are delicious. TFS and I pinned it. I like the mason jar candles too. Have a good weekend. Julie

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  15. Okay now those look so yummy. I think I will give them a try. Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs, Beverly

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  16. These look DELISH! I'd love for you to come by and link up at our Holiday link party here: http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html
    Thank you for the inspiration (I just might whip these babies up for a gift... or myself, even! ;)

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  17. These look so good thanks for sharing on Friday Follow Along Party!
    ~Allie@ http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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  18. What a totally awesome idea! I love candy canes. I always stock up when they're on sale after Christmas!

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  19. mmm . . . I bet these are fabulous!

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  20. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-9.html

    Claire x

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  21. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    http://livel0vecreate.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/craft-create-inspire-linky-party-9.html

    Claire x

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  22. These look great Evelyn! I love a good chewy cookie! SO festive too! Ill have to try these soon!

    Thanks for linking up to the Life of the Party! Im going to feature this tomorrow in an "Easy Homemade Christmas Dessert" roundup!

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  23. yumm-o love me some peppermint anything. and they look super cute too! thanks for linking up to the all things pretty party!

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  24. Oh wow these look and sound great :)

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, pinning and featuring this week at the blog hop...

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  25. Yummy awesome cookies! Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  26. Oh man do these look good! I have a weakness for peppermint!

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  27. Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party. Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  28. These look great! Can you tell me how many cookies this amount makes?

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  29. I just may be making some of these today -- I am truly salivating (sorry, that sounds disgusting, doesn't it?).....lol!

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  30. I'm in the middle of making these right now. I planned on 2 batches for co-workers but had to mix up another. My son (the little devil) stood a t the counter and ate a dozen (at least). Nice festive cookies, Evelyn! Good cookie to use for something non-chocolate. BTW I got about 2 doz per batch.

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  31. G'day and how cute!
    Thanks for sharing at this week's Foodie Friends Friday Foods We Loved from Childhood Party
    Cheers! Joanne
    http://whatsonthelist.net

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  32. Those look delicious!! We'll be trying them over the upcoming holidays! Just pinned them!

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  33. These look amazing!! I love everything with candy canes, lol. Thanks for sharing :)
    Lindi @ www.lovecreatecelebrate.com

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  34. Thank you for sharing these with us at the Ultimate Virtual Cookies and Goodies Party. I'll take 3 right now with my morning coffee please :-)

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  35. I'm having a great time co-hosting The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Part & Giveaway. Thanks for linking up your tasty recipe! Stop back by the party and exchange more recipes. Pinned, Shared, and Tweeted... :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  36. Made these cookies today. They are delicious!! Thank you for sharing your recipe!!

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  37. We always end up with tons of candy canes this time of the year - now, I know what to do with some of them! :)

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  38. I just made a batch of these scrumptious cookies. They are so chewy and delicious. I also added some white chocolate chips to some as they were cooling. Will be adding this recipe to our Christmas treat menu! :))

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  39. I love this cookie recipe. It's a great cookie to add to a cookie gift basket.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments:)))