Prep 0 mins
Cook 11 mins
Melt in your mouth cookies that you cannot resist makes a great holiday treat!!!
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup shortening, at room temp
- 3⁄4 cup white sugar
- 3⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1 cup crushed candy cane, measure after crushing
- Directions:Prep Time: 10 mins.
- Total Time: 23 mins.
- 1 Preheat oven to 350. 2 Beat together the butter, shortening, white sugar, and brown sugar. 3 Beat in the eggs, and vanilla extract. 4 Combine the baking soda, salt and flour in a small bowl. Gradually beat this mixture into the creamed mixture. 5 Beat well. 6 Stir in the crushed candy canes. 7 Drop onto lightly greased cookie sheets by tsps; keeping 2" apart. 8 Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes or until lightly golden brown around edges.
This recipe, when made following the ingredients and method does not turnout well. The candy cane, sugar and butter basically cooks into hard discs because there is not enough flour. However, when I added 1cup of flour to the recipe it made great chewy cookies that hold their shape. I rolled 1Tbsp portions of dough into a ball and then flattened the cookies down slightly, by dipping the bottom of a water glass into white sugar and using that to press the cookies down evenly before baking. The recipe made about 4 dozen cookies and needed to be baked for 10 minutes.
Really not sure about the ingredients on this one. Even adding the extra cup of flour per an earlier reviewer's suggestion - these baked down flat and gummy. I wonder about halving or perhaps even quartering the amount of crushed candy cane and adding some peppermint extract, maybe this would make them less sticky while retaining the flavor? That being said, the basic cookie dough smelled and tasted wonderful, this recipe just seems to need some adjusting before I would give 5 stars.
The cookies taste really good, but maybe I needed to crush up the candycanes more. I ended up with melted candy canes all over the cookie sheets, and it gunked up the spatula so that the cookies didn't get pulled off the sheet smoothly. I had to periodically scrape the spatula with a fork and hardened candy cane on the cookie sheet wasn't very fun to get rid of. If you make these, I highly recommend using sheets that don't have a delicate surface, because you could end up scraping candy off with a fork. (They are really good with cocoa, though!!)