I may have had a little extra candy cane as I didn't measure. I just smashed tiny canes canes one at a time until it looked about right. I also chopped up white chocolate I had on hand instead of buying a bag of chips. They turned out fantastic. The parchment paper is a must. I also used a metal spatula to push any melted candy cane from the edges back into the cookie as soon as it came out of the oven and then let them set of a minuted before moving them to a cooling rack.
I've been making this recipe for years. I can't believe I haven't reviewed it until now. These cookies are nice and chewy, and have a good peppermint flavor without being overwhelmingly minty. These are the one cookie I make every year for Christmas, and family ask where they are if it's close to Christmas and I haven't made them yet.
I had a ton of Hershey's peppermint kisses STILL leftover from the holidys, so I grated about 1/4 cup and then cut another 1/2 cup into chunks and added them in place of candy canes and white chocolate chips! Delicious! Very sweet- get the milk out!
These were great, although I did add slightly more brown sugar and substituted coconut oil for half the butter.
I love the idea of these cookies, but this recipe didn't work for me at all. The dough wouldn't come together with the mixer, so I had to roll it into balls before baking. The cookies didn't spread at all, and they ended up like bland, dry biscuits. If I made these again, I'd use softer butter, an extra egg, extra vanilla and more brown sugar.
My cookies don't look anything like the picture.. the dough was crumbly and hard to work with..they spread and just looked messy even though I followed the recipe.. the taste is blah.. won't be making again
Made this recipe for work and it was a huge hit! They are great!
I absolutely love these cookies. I make them every Christmas for my tray. Only two cookies make the tray every year. Make sure to use parchment paper since the candy canes melt and will make a mess otherwise. I crush one box of regular sized candy canes. (10 to 12) The candy canes make this cookie crispy but there is a chewiness to them as well. I have had no problem with the cookies spreading too much. Absolutely love these!
This recipe is great! I used 1/4 c. butter and 1/4 c. butter flavored shortening and only cooked them for 10 minutes. They spread perfectly and had just enough crispness to them.
I had high hopes for this recipe - they look so good in the picture! When I made them, they spread uncontrollably. (Even after I had put the dough in the freezer!) I actually pulled them out of the oven to reshape them and still had to manipulate them into cookie shape at the end. They taste amazing, but they are a little oily. Next time, I will try stirring in white chocolate chips and crushed candy canes into my favorite chocolate chip cookie base instead. Thanks for the inspiration, and I hope other have better luck!