I’m so happy how these turned out! They are so delicious and look beautiful. The cookie is almost brownie-like and the peppermint candy on the top creates the perfect crunch. They are super easy and do not take long to make, either so let’s go!
What you will need:
Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water
1/4 cup crushed candy canes
Note: This recipe only made about 15 cookies, so double it if you need more.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, or the bowl of your electric mixer, beat butter and both sugars until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly add flour mixture until just combined. The dough will be quite thick! Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll dough into balls and press down lightly onto cookie sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes. As soon as cookies come out of oven, sprinkle with crushed candy canes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!