November 22, 2013

Candy cane chocolate cookies



I've started baking some christmas cookies.. shh, don't tell anyone!
It's like this every year. Christmas is way too short to fit in all the things I want to do and bake so I have to start early. I'm pretty sure that's a good excuse.
I haven't done any decorations yet, just some baking, drinking mulled wine and chai latte and listening to good old Frank Sinatra. Next weekend we'll put up the decorations and the weekend after that, the christmas tree! My favorite!






We usually have huge christmas trees (have you seen Christmas vacation with Chevy Chase? It's almost like that). Every year we say "next year we have to get a smaller one", but somehow we always end up with an even bigger than the previous one. You don't hear me complaining (until after christmas that is).
Anyway, I'm not sure why candy canes are associated with christmas, but I can tell you one thing. These cookies are good. Like really good.










Candy cane chocolate cookies
Makes 8-10 large cookies

Printable recipe

Feel free to double this recipe if you want more cookies as this is a quite small batch!

175 g dark chocolate (70%), chopped
25 g salted butter
30 g all purpose flour
1/2 ml (or about 1/10 of a teaspoon) baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1 large egg
75 g granulated sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 


100 g milk chocolate, melted
Crushed candy cane

Melt 100 grams of the chocolate and the butter in a double boiler. Let cool.Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Beat egg, sugar and vanilla until pale and fluffy, about 8-10 minutes.
Stir in chocolate mixture and 75 g chopped chocolate. Add flour mixture and stir until completely smooth.
Let mixture rest in room temperature for 15 minutes or so. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 175°C (350F). Spoon about 2 tbsp of dough for each cookie onto a sheet with baking paper leaving some space between cookies. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
Dip cookies in milk chocolate and then in crushed candy cane (or sprinkle candy cane on top). Put cookies on a wire rack to harden.






56 comments:

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    1. Jeps vi synes de ser utroligt lækre ud og anderledes med bolcher på:-)
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      Tak og god weekend.
      Tina

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  2. ...i love
    candy cane kissing chocolate.
    used to spread it on top of
    choc-cheesecake.

    i`m gonna try your cookies
    for sure!

    thank*you

    anke

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    1. Sounds delicious! I need to try that :-)
      Thank you!

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  3. Åhh snälla ge mig en nu!!! Ser så goda ut och som alltid fantastiska foton.
    Funderar på hur jag ska kunna klämma in dom här i helgens fullspäckade schema.. Kan vara värt att gå upp 6 imorgon och baka :D

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    1. Haha, så sant! Det är mycket man ska hinna med.. ;-) Och tusen tack!

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  4. This will definitely put me in Christmas spirit! Love your photography - gorgeous pictures - simply stunning!

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  5. Those are really cute and sound like they would be delicious. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you Diana! They truly are delicious! xo Linda

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  6. I've started thinking about Christmas baking - the holidays are way too short to make everything I want to bake so I have loads of christmas things left over from last year that I want to try out. These cookies are now top of the list!

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    1. Definitely! Way too much :-) Hope you like them if you decide to try them out!

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  8. these look insaaaanley good! ( like get in my stomach now good :P )
    such a creative idea - love it!
    and your food photography is amazing! :D

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    1. Thank you so much, you're too kind! :-)

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  9. These look so delicious! I love how you incorporated the candy canes and made it so christmas-y.

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    1. Thank you Julia! The addition of candy cane really does give them that extra something :-)

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  10. I love the movie Christmas Vacation so I can envision the tree - lol! These cookies are so chocolaty and festive looking - perfect for the holiday season :)

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    1. I love that movie too :-)
      These cookies are so good! xo Linda

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  11. aww I love the colours of the crushed candy canes with the chocolate, it makes me want Christmas NOW! Yum!!

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    1. Ahh, me too! Thank you so much Izy!

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  12. These look delicious! I tried to make them today, but the "dough" was more of a soup. Is that the correct amount of flour we're supposed to put in? 45g? They never cooked, they were just little puddles on my baking sheet.

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    1. Hi Olga! Yes, 45 g is correct! You have to leave the dough in room temperature until it is quite firm, almost like regular cookie dough (slightly more sticky though). Your dough was probably still too warm! Better luck next time :-)

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    2. You were right! I feel so silly: I was making these in the US, so I forgot to account for the temperature change and melted the dough at a low temperature instead of cooking it! I will definitely do it right next time. :) Thanks for responding!

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    3. Oh, these things happen :-)
      Glad you found out what went wrong!

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  13. Gjort dessa kakor idag, helt fantastiskt goda linda, tack för receptet! Och fina är dom med :D

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    1. Vad roligt att du tyckte om dem! :-) :-)

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  14. I'm not a good baker, but I think I must try to make this because these looks amazing :). Can I use peppermint candy instead candy cane?

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  15. omg the look so yummy!
    and i just bought candy canes!
    i'm so tempted to make these!!
    thanks for sharing :)
    xoxo Rose
    Bogibo

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  16. Men alltså, hur får du dom så runt, platta och spräckliga? har gjort precis som i receptet, dom är väl rätt runda, men inte sådär spräckliga, utan mer jämna och lite bulliga? :O

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    1. Hmm.. bra fråga Josefine! Jag har gjort dem många gånger och de ser ut såhär varje gång. Jag har faktiskt ingen aning vad det kan bero på. Ledsen att jag inte kan hjälpa dig mer :-/

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  17. Hello Linda! I´m Célio from Portugal. I love these cokkies! And I made it! But instead of candy cane i used pistachio and peanuts. They were heavenly!
    You can see them here: http://sweet-gula.blogspot.pt/2013/11/cookies-de-chocolate-com-pistacho-e.html
    Thank you for yor delicious recipes.
    Kiss. ;)

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    1. Oh, another fellow Portuguese ;-)
      They look heavenly, well done!
      Kiss :-)

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  18. Hello Linda! My name is Linda too! :) and I'm also writing you from Portugal. First of all, I found your blog a few days ago and I just love, love, love it!!! Now, I have a question for you, if you don't mind! In the end of the recipe, you say "Dip cookies in milk chocolate and then in crushed candy cane" This puzzles me, because it looks like they will get wet and in the photos they look like normal, perfect cookies, just coming out of a tin! Can you please help me? Please!!! Because they are SO beautiful and I really want to make them! Thanks and please keep on with these absolutely stunning pieces of art! : )))

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    1. Hi Linda! I'm actually half Portuguese! Unfortunately I don't speak the language :-(
      I didn't have a problem with that actually! Of course, at first they will be wet but you can leave them to set before serving. You could also dip the cookies, put them on a wire rack and sprinkle crushed candy cane on top if that works better.
      Thank you for the sweet words! x Linda

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  19. My friends are hosting a "classy holiday get together" in a few weeks and I'm planning on making these. I'm sure they'll be the toast of the town! Can't wait!!

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    1. Sounds like a really nice get-together! Hope you'll enjoy them!

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  20. Wonderful! These will work great together with my ginger bread cookies at my christmas fika.
    See the reciepes for the World greatest Ginger bread dough here: http://helenasmatresa.blogspot.se/2013/11/varldens-basta-pepparkaksdeg.html

    Best regards!
    Helena

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  21. Hej,

    Jag har en fråga om en helt anna sak.. Om din lönnsirapsfrosting till din lönnsirapstårta från Lomelinos Tårtor. Jo, jag tycker att marängen sjunker ihop så när tillsätter smöret, trots att det är rumsvarmt och jag tillsätter lite i taget. Gör det det för dig med? Jag gjorde en italiensk maräng men den borde väl om något vara ännu mer stabil?

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    1. Hej Malin!
      Ja, den gör sådär och är inte alltid helt lätt att få till! Den ska vara superstabil när den vispats till rätt konsistens. Ofta skär den ju sig (ofta när smöret är för kallt) eller blir helt rinnande (när smöret eller marängen är för varm). Då får man vispa som en galning tills den går ihop, alternativt kyla/värma över vattenbad om det skulle behövas. Släng inte! Ställ isåfall hellre in skålen i kylen en stund, eller lämna i rumstemperatur och försök lite senare. Lycka till!

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  22. Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it for my husband’s birthday cake tomorrow and I snuck way too many little tastes of the frosting ;) I know he’ll love it just as much as me. Thanks again, and aloha!

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  23. Hi Linda,
    These Sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Candy cane chocolate cookies looks delicious.
    I love cookies.I read your recipe its to unique and easy to make.
    I really excited to try this recipe.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  24. Hi! This recipe looks amazing and I am making these tonight for a cookie exchange. I do have a question though; I am in America and, despite a Google search, am unsure about the conversions for grams to cups for the two chocolates, flour, butter and brown sugar. Would you be able to provide this? Thanks SO much!

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  25. I tried these and they were absolutely divine.. But did something happen to the recipe? I printed it out a couple of days ago and mine looks completely different. I made these as a gift and was pretty unwilling to give them away :P

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    1. Hi there! Yes you are completely right.. I made two different but quite similar chocolate cookie recipes that night. I accidentally wrote down the "wrong" recipe. Both turned out great but the one that is here now is definitely the better version! Sorry about that.. maybe you can print this one too and compare which one you prefer? ;-)

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  26. These cookies are amazing. I´m so happy, I ordered your book in German a few minutes ago. But it won´t be delivered before end of january 2014 :/ Whatever.

    Lovely greetings Nasti from Germany

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