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.
- 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
- 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.