Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crackles

Dark Chocolate Candy Cane Crackles

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"Cracked candy canes give these chocolate cookies a wonderfully chewy, crunchy texture. And they're extra-minty - perfect for the holidays."
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27 m servings 75 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 75 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 11.8g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or lightly butter sheet.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  3. Combine butter and sugars in a medium bowl, cream together until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of bowl, add egg and vanilla; beat to combine.
  4. With mixer on low, spoon in dry ingredients; mix to combine. Add crushed candy and chocolate bits; mix until evenly incorporated.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 3 inch apart on baking sheet and flatten slightly. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Remove sheet from oven and immediately use a metal spatula to neaten any edges where a piece of candy may have melted out. Let cookies cool for about 5 minutes on sheet. Transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.


  • *For best chocolate flavor, look for good-quality dark or bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate with a minimum of 70 percent cocoa solids.


  1. 17 Ratings

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These were yummy! I used margarine instead of butter and chocolate chips instead of bittersweet chocolate. The first time I formed the balls I wasn't paying attention to the candy pieces and f...

Most helpful critical review

These cookies turned out too hard/chewy. You have to be very careful when biting in to them. I made them for a Christmas party but was worried about serving them so threw them away

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These were yummy! I used margarine instead of butter and chocolate chips instead of bittersweet chocolate. The first time I formed the balls I wasn't paying attention to the candy pieces and f...

I was looking for a Christmas cookie for my cookie exchange. I always like something that looks at least a little festive, which is part of the reason I liked the looks of these with peppermint...

i loved these cookies! i made them with my nephew's help for christmas to give away. i had a little trouble crushing the peppermint candies (i didn't have candy canes). i ended up making a big m...

Our family had all these candy canes and I wanted to use them up and so I tried out this recipe. We now have a new addition to our Christmas cookie repertoire. Everyone loved them. Two bits o...

This cookie is my new favorite holiday treat! It is so yummy, my only suggestion is to let them col on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes then move them to your cooling tray so they won't stic...

I make these every year, and always a big hit! Don't forget to use a silicone pad for your pan, or you'll be throwing the pan out!

I made these for Christmas this year - although I found Andes Candy peppermint baking chips at the store and used those instead of candy canes. I tell you, what a hit these were! Thanks for su...

Delicious cookie!! Tastes like thin mint Girl Scout cookies but better. I substituted semi sweet chocolate chips for chocolate pieces. Since I was scared of sticking, I greased the cookie sheet ...

made these for santa xmas eve with the help of my 7y/o. they turned out very good, a little crispier than i like in a cookie, but i think that's the way the're supposed to. (crackles). great ...

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