Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins
I think I came up with these as a result of surfing the web and adding a few ideas together. These are really, really good. Be sure to use the parchment or wax paper or you will have a terrible mess on your hands. (Guess how I know this. ;) )
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup white chocolate chips (about 1/2 a 12 oz. Bag)
- 1⁄2 cup candy cane, crushed (about 50 of the little ones)
- Cream butter until light. Gradually add sugars, creaming well until blended. Beat in vanilla and egg.
- Stir together flour, salt and soda. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, blending well.
- Stir in chips and crushed candy canes.
- Drop by level tablespoonfuls, 2 inches apart, onto cookie sheets covered with parchment paper. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes until golden.
- Remove to wire racks to cool.
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!