Chocolate candy cane Christmas cookies

I love the smell of homemade cookies - it conjures up memories of family Christmas dinners and cooking with my Mum.

Every Christmas I take a plate full of cookies to work - traditionally butter biscuits and gingerbread. But with a bucket full of candy canes, these chocolate candy cane biscuits was on the menu.

These cookies are soft and rich with just a slight chew. The crushed candy cane gives it a balanced minty flavour. To make sure the candy cane sticks to the cookie, sprinkle it on as soon as the cookies are out of the oven. 


Ingredients:
  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon yoghurt
  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour 
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 6 mini candy canes, finely crushed
  • 90 chocolate chips 

Method:
  • Preheat oven to 175 degrees fan-forced
  • Cream butter and sugar until pale
  • Beat in one egg and yoghurt until well combined
  • Mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder together
  • Sift dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until well combined
  • Put cookie dough into the fridge for 20mins until chilled, the dough is sticky
  • Line a baking tray with paper
  • Roll approximately 1 heaped teaspoon of cookie dough in a ball and flatten - leave 2cm between cookies
  • Put two chocolate chips per cookie
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until the outside begins to firm
  • As soon as the cookies are out of the oven sprinkle with crushed candy canes 
Quick and simple - these will appeal to the child in all of us. 

Merry Christmas everyone! All the best for 2018.

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