Candy cane cookies on white marble background with chocolate.

Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

A great cookie recipe for kids to help make this Christmas.

Course Kids Cooking
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 36
Calories 225 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


  • 150 g Unsalted butter
  • 75 g Caster sugar
  • 75 g Light brown sugar
  • 1 Eggs
  • 200 g Plain flour
  • 25 g Cocoa
  • 0.5 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 0.5 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Waitrose Cooks Ingredients Peppermint extract
  • 85 g Waitrose 1 Dark chocolate Cut into small chunks
  • 150 g Candy Canes


  1. Chop your candy canes into small pieces. 

  2. Beat the butter with the sugars.
  3. Beat in the eggs, flour, cocoa, bicarb, salt, chocolate chunks, peppermint extract and half of the candy canes (about six) until a stiff dough forms.

  4. Form the dough into balls (you can weigh each one if you're that way inclined like me, they should be about 40g each). 

  5. Freeze the dough balls for at least 2 hours. If you don't have time you can skip this step, it just helps them keep their shape. 

  6. Pre heat your oven to 180deg fan (160deg conventional).

  7. Bake on a lined baking for for 10 - 15 minutes depending on your oven.

  8. Serve slightly warm, either from the oven or by popping in the microwave for 10 seconds each before eating.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 225 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 158mg 7%
Potassium 64mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Calcium 1.5%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.