Candy Cane Chocolate Crinkle Cookies


Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are one of my favorite Christmas treats.  This year, I had the idea to roll them in finely crushed candy canes, along with the powdered sugar.

The result is a deeply chocolate cookie with just the perfect hint of peppermint.  Small flecks of red candy cane make them pretty on the cookie plate.

I baked these up using Pampered Chef products for their 2012 Cookie Swap.  I love Pampered Chef.  The products are affordable and made for real people cooking at home.

I have quite a few Pampered Chef products already, but I was happy to try some new ones out.  The adjustable measuring spoons are fantastic.  I didn’t know if I would like them or not, but they’ve already become a favorite.  The cookie scoops are fantastic too.

And one thing really surprised me – the cookie sheet.  I’ve always baked my cookies on a baking stone.  That works great, but this time I used the cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper.  The cookies turned out perfectly.  No sticking.  No burning.  Just sweet perfection.  I’ll definitely be doing that again.

Below, you can see the assembly process for these cookies.  I didn’t roll the dough into balls, but just scooped it into the candy cane powdered sugar and rolled it around.  It made the process much quicker and easier than rolling all those balls.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Candy Cane Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.  

Candy Cane Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and a Pampered Chef Giveaway
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ - 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 finely crushed candy canes
  1. Melt chocolate in microwave. Stir in the oil.
  2. In a mixer bowl, mix chocolate and oil mixture with sugar.
  3. Mix in eggs till well blended.
  4. Add other ingredients (except powdered sugar and candy canes) and mix till well blended.
  5. Refrigerate for several hours.
  6. Stir powdered sugar and crushed candy canes together in small bowl.
  7. Use small Pampered Chef cookie scoop or teaspoons to drop dough into powdered sugar mixture, one at a time.
  8. Roll each one to cover in powdered sugar.
  9. Bake on greased cookie sheet or parchment paper covered cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 9 minutes.
Instead of baking chocolate, you can substitute 3 Tbs. cocoa and 1 Tbs. vegetable oil for each square of chocolate.

Candy Can Chocolate Crinkle CookiesDon’t these cookies look pretty on the Pampered Chef Shimmering Glass Platter?







Disclosure:  I was provided with Pampered Chef products, as well as a stipend for my time.  All opinions are my own.

This post is linked to Finding Joy in My Kitchen: Ingredient Spotlight Chocolate

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  1. My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip. These look totally scrumptious though.

  2. I love peanut butter blossom cookies but recently had my first crinkle cookie and fell in LOVE, thanks for the giveaway:)

  3. My fave cookie is the Norwegian pecan shortbread recipe that’s been in our family for generations!

  4. Love the idea of adding peppermint. I have went from pumpkin crazy to peppermint crazy, will definitely try this!

  5. My favorite cookie depends on my mood but for christmas Sugar cookies so many memories connected to them.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  6. Wendy Brunell says:


  7. A classic: chocolate chip cookies, straight from the oven with a glass of milk, nothing better!

  8. Oh, I make the best Snickerdoodles! They have cinnamon chips.

  9. My favorite cookie is Russian Tea Cakes. I also enjoy Coconut Butterballs.

  10. Anything with peanut butter and chocolate! I love these brownie cookies with peanut butter balls on top. Mmmmmm!

  11. Peanut Butter Cup Cookies!

  12. Love pampered chef. My favorite cookie? Maybe the Samoa girl scout cookie…

  13. Oatmeal lace cookies are my favorite… but I wouldn’t say no to any kind of cookie! 🙂

  14. I love snickerdoodles!

  15. I love oatmeal raisin cookies!

  16. Raisin-filled are my favorite cookies!

  17. My favorite cookies are M&M.

  18. Jill Hartley says:

    I love a boring old chocolate chip cookie!

  19. PB cookies!!

  20. Sugar Cookies!

  21. Great contest and I love chocolate crinkle cookies. Thanks!

  22. The one must have cookie at the holidays for us is spice cookies with pumpkin dip! I love a good cut out sugar cookie also, but I am lousy with a rolling pin.

  23. Karen Chaffin says:

    My favorite cookie is Chocolate Chip!! 🙂

  24. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip, but it’s also my husband’s nickname, so he’s really my favorite cookie!! 🙂

  25. Soft sugar cookies!

  26. Chocolate crinkles are my favorite! I love the idea of rolling them in candy canes!

  27. My favorite cookies are Oatmeal Chocolate Chip. But they have to be soft, not crispy. 🙂

  28. I love oatmeal chocolote chip!!!

  29. Love sugar cookies!

  30. I am adding this to the list of treats I make this week! Thanks for sharing

  31. What a fun giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  32. My favoriet cookie at Christmas is a Norwegian krumkake!

  33. Teresa Eskew says:

    Snickerdoodles are so simple but good.

  34. My favorite cookies are no-bakes or oatmeal cookies!

  35. Sheri Buckley says:

    These cookies look so yummy and the candy cane coating is a great idea! I’ll be trying it later this week with my mom!

  36. Favorite cookie……Any!!!

  37. I just used my medium scoop this past weekend and really wonder why I havne’t owned MORE of them? They were great!

    My fav cookie of all time is the “famous Nieman Marcus” 9 dz cookie recipe, mostly because it tastes good raw!

    • This is just what sounds good right now. So I can’t wait to try it out. I’m sure at Christmas it will also. Yummy chocolate candy cane cookies.

  38. My favorite cookie is Oatmeal Raisin. Since i am the only one a my house that likes them i don’t have to share. Which is rare here my two cookie monsters devour any other kind of cookie, leaving me the crumbs.

  39. My favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip…so I’m going to add red and green sprinkles to make them look festive when I make them later today 🙂

  40. I love snickerdoodles! My absolute favorite!!

  41. Oatmeal!

  42. Tracey Whitney says:

    I love Oatmeal, Cranberry, White Chocolate cookies! First time making them and I love them!

  43. Dawn Hogue says:

    Ever since I was a little girl, my favorite cookies were my mom’s chocolate crinkle cookies! I’m excited to try your version with candy cane!!!

  44. My favorite cookie is oatmeal cinnamon.

  45. chocolate crinkles are my favorite too and i loved your idea to use so many “candy” topping using one basic recipe. I’ll “steal” your idea! Thanks

  46. Heather B. says:

    I love Pampered Chef!!!

  47. tisha matthews says:

    sugar cookies

  48. Love all my Pampered Chef products & would love to have these!

  49. I’ve made these before with a slight modification…I rolled them in crushed candy canes only. Many times, the candy canes melted, leaving a hard, crunchy, sticky outside (and a very sticky cookie sheet!), though the inside was good. I never thought to mix the candy canes with powdered sugar; I’ll have to give it a try!

  50. Our favorite cookie is called a Ranger cookie and the recipe is out of an old church cookbook from the 1940’s! It’s chewy & crisp with oatmeal, crushed cereal and coconut. . . yum!

  51. Chocolate Chip are the favorite go-to cookie, but there are days when I really want Peanut Butter or Oatmeal Raisin.

  52. My favorite cookie is chocolate chip with nuts. Second favorite is Revel Bars!!

  53. oatmeal peanut butter chocolate chip, but sadly I have 2 sons with peanut allergies.

  54. Snickerdoodles. Yum!

  55. Emily Adams says:

    Definitely chocolate chip!

  56. Snicker doodles!

  57. I love raisin oatmeal cookies…just a tad underbaked!

  58. great giveaway!

  59. Stephanie J says:

    I love these Chocolate teddy bear cookies my aunt makes

  60. I have so many favorites… but during the holidays, it has to be my ginger molasses cookies, dunked in homemade hot cocoa. Heaven!

  61. I love shortbreads and cracker toffee. Don’t make the choose between the two!

  62. My husband’s oatmeal raisin are delicious!

  63. We have a triple threat chocolate cookie from a food&wine magazine just before my first born arrived. They have been my favorite for the past 11 yrs now and hold sweet memories, too.

    Ironically, my husband just mentioned last night that he was going to add peppermint extract to his family’s crinkle cookie recipe and it is sitting out here to make soon.

  64. Chocolate Chip, for sure. I’ve been trying to be more adventurous with my baking lately. This would be great motivation!!

  65. My favorite cookie is a Warm fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookie!

  66. I love peanut butter cup cookies.

  67. My favorite cookie is decorated cutout cookies.

  68. My favorite cookie is peanut butter kisses

  69. Michelle Wright says:

    I love any kind of cookie!!!

  70. Love the old chocolate chip standby.

  71. Elena Falk says:

    My favorite cookies are the Peanut Butter Blossoms

  72. I love oatmeal raisin!! With cinnamon in them is so comforting!!

  73. Catherine J says:

    My favorite are spiced molassas cookies my grandma used to make. So Yum

  74. I love the NYT chocolate chip cookie recipe.

  75. I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and snickerdoodles!!

  76. My favorite cookie of all time is snickerdoodles nice and warm and chewy. I can not wait to try these cookies out!!

  77. Someone mentioned chocolate crinkles cookies just today at work and I didn’t know what they were talking about. Thanks so much for the recipe and giveaway opportunity!

  78. My favourite cookie is rolled shortbread. I think I will try these though 🙂

  79. Betsy Durand says:

    I love making reindeer cookies using chinese noodles that are mixed in a combination of melted chocolate/butterscotch chips and topped with a cherry! Yummy!

  80. My favorite! Then to add Peppermint, can’t wait to try them! Thanks for entering me in the Giveaway!

  81. Emily Kephart says:

    My favorite cookie is Russian Teacakes

  82. stacey costanza says:

    These look delicious! How many cookies do you get with a batch?

  83. Snickerdoodle is my favorite.

  84. My favorite Christmas Cookie is one that my Mom always made. Cherry Chocolate Chip cookies made out of a Cherry cake mix. They are so good!

  85. Heather B. says:

    I love chewy lemon cookies! Here’s a great recipe for them:

  86. My favorite cookies are peanut butter chocolate chip.

  87. I love my Pampered Chef baking stone!

  88. My favorite cookies are oatmeal scotchies!

  89. Susan Wilkins-Gorley says:

    This is grat Love PC. Great thing to eat and use…Thanks Marry Christmas..

  90. I love chocolate chip oatmeal cookies most, but any cookie is wonderful! 🙂

  91. I’d have to say that MY Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite.

  92. These cookies look amazing and really easy to make..thanks for sharing!!

  93. Andrea Watts says:

    I love Oatmeal cookies

  94. Tina Wegner says:

    Love, love, love Pampered Chef products and Chocolate with peppermint….Divine!

  95. My favorite cookie is Cranberry-Lemon Sandwich cookies. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

  96. I HEART Pampered Chef!!

    And, these cookies look incredible. I’m adding them to my list for this year. =)

  97. Amanda Thompson says:

    I love Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies!

  98. I love warm chocolate chip cookies!

  99. My favorite recipe is for “Cinnapoppers”. They are Snickerdoodles made smaller to be bite sized. This is a beautiful platter! Would love to finally win!

  100. Whole wheat, chocolate covered coffee bean.

  101. I love chocolate chip cookies.

  102. My favorite cookie is an old family recipe called Thimble Cookies. It’s a molasses thumbprint cookie that is rolled in pecans and filled with jam.

  103. I love baking cookies and instead of saying one favorite recipe, will say that my favorite type to make is “drop” cookies.

  104. My very favorite Cookie’s are Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!:-)
    Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

  105. I lovemy grandma’s peanut butter chocolate star cookies! At 92, she still bakes this one type of cookie as it is all of our grandkids’ favorite! I think it is because they are baked with a little bit extra love! 🙂

  106. My favorite cookie is: White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies

  107. Susan Broughton says:

    My favorite cookie is any that is made with lemons. Like lemon drops

  108. Margaret Benninghoven says:

    I make lemon crinkle cookies each year and it seems to be a smash at my husband’s work because they asked a few weeks ago if I would be sending any for the xmas party. Hehe

  109. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Sea Salt cookies from

  110. Cookies looks great…might give them a try this weekend. Would love this giveaway!

  111. My favorite cookies are snowballs!

  112. Thank you for all the great recipes and menu plans. I love reading your blog! I would love to win the Pampered Chef giveaway!

  113. sarah harris says:

    love making different desserts and crafts on pintrest

  114. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip still warm from the oven. Yum!

  115. My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip cookie.

  116. this looks great!

  117. Chocolate chip!

  118. My favorite cookies are cutout butter cookies. It is fun adding icing and sprinkles.

  119. Snickerdoodles!

  120. Nutter Butter!!

  121. We made Pampered Chef Spritz cookies today and I think they are yummy but if I could only have one cookie it would be the Chocolate chip, fresh out of the oven of course.

  122. Gingerbread

  123. Lori Fegan says:

    Great recipe and giveaway! Thanks!

  124. Lori Fegan says:

    My favorite cookie is chocolate chip with pecans.

  125. JoAnne Baker says:

    My favorite Christmas cookies are Mincemeat cookies. My grandma used to make them and I now carry on the tradition.

  126. I love good old chocolate chip!

  127. Chocolate chip oatmeal is my favorite!

  128. My favorite to eat are chocolate chip. My favorite to make are cake mix cookies!

  129. Chocolate chip cookies are the best. Nothing else compares!

  130. My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip.

  131. Magic cookie bars

  132. Favorite cookies around here are no bake oatmeal cookies and chocolate chip.

  133. Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter!

  134. I loooove candy cane cookies. My mama still makes them for me every year. 🙂

  135. My favorite cookies are Snickerdoodles

  136. I love chocolate pecan cookies!

  137. My favorite is decorated sugar cookies. I love decorating them with my kids.

  138. My favorite cookies are Oatmeal Raisin – chewy not crunchy

  139. I’ve always loved a basic sugar cookie with some frosting.

  140. I love my grandma’s crybaby cookies.

  141. I love chocolate chip cookies.

  142. Looks tempting! I think I might add the peppermint to my favorite Scharffen Berger Double-Chocolate cookies…

  143. katherine d says:

    gingerbread men!

  144. Oh these look so yummy and I dislike peppermint. My favorite cookie is Molasses.
    I can fondly remember my nana making them around this time of year.

  145. I can’t pick a favorite cookie! Sugar, peanut butter, or snickerdoodle would have to be my top 3 though!

  146. Jen Bouchard says:

    My favourite cookie is a ginger nut recipe I grew up on.

  147. We just polished off a batch of snickerdoodles, and I’m thinking about making another batch tomorrow….unless I decide to make sour cream softies…it’s a tie, I guess.

  148. Chocolate Chip

  149. I saw in the baking section at Walmart last week, a bag of already crushed candy canes! That is wonderful news to my arthritic bones!

    • Sharon, I didn’t know you could buy them already crushed. What a great product and I bet they have quite a few crushed ones they have to sell anyway.

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