Close up of Chocolate Chunk Candy Cane Cookies on a baking sheet lined with a piece of white parchment paper

Chocolate Chunk Candy Cane Cookies

  • Author: Michelle Ferrand
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert


These Chocolate Chunk Candy Cane Cookies are chewy, crisp around the edges and a wonderful recipe to make with a loved one!



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks (I love dark chocolate!)

2 ounces candy canes (about 2 large candy canes), roughly crushed

Optional: a little flake salt to top your cookies once they have baked (it’s optional, but I highly recommend it)


Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl.

Using an electric hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.

On low speed, beat in flour to just combine. Mix in chocolate chunks and crushed candy canes.

Let your cookie dough to chill for at least 1 hour up to overnight before baking.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Evenly spoon cookie dough but the heaping tablespoon onto two parchment-lined baking sheets, and bake until your cookies have lightly browned, 12-14 minutes.

Let those babies cool just enough so you can pick them up and devour them!

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