Go Back
+ servings
Looking for amazing Christmas sugar cookies to make this year? I'm sharing some of the best holiday sugar cookies I’ve found so far!
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Candy Cane Cookie Recipe

This Candy Cane Cookie Recipe turns out such a delicious treat, and they are easy to make! This will be the most festive dessert on any holiday table!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time52 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 244kcal



  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ C unsalted butter softened
  • ½ C brown sugar packed
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¾ tsp Pure Peppermint Extract
  • ½ C peppermint baking chunks
  • 1 ¼ C white chocolate chips
  • ¾ C crushed candy cane pieces



  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Using a standing mixer beat the butter and both sugars for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy.
  • Next mix in the egg, vanilla, and peppermint extract.
  • Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  • Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients on slow speed until combined.
  • The cookie dough will be very thick.
  • Add the ¾ C white chocolate chips, ½ C chopped peppermint bark baking chunks and ½ C crushed candy cane, mixing for about 5 seconds until combined.
  • Cover dough tightly with plastic wrap.
  • Chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Remove cookie dough from the refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Set aside.
  • Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop out some dough and roll into a ball
  • Place 12 cookies on each baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown
  • Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Add the ½ C white chocolate chips into a bowl.
  • Put the bowl in the microwave melting the white chocolate in 20-second increments.
  • Stir after each 20-second increment until completely melted.
  • Drizzle melted white chocolate over cooled cookies and sprinkle with remaining crushed candy canes.


Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 69mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.6mg