12 Days of Christmas Cookies: Candy Cane Cookies

Ok, we have a problem. I have found the best cookies in the entire world.

Candy Cane Cookies

Why is this a problem? Because I CAN’T. STOP. EATING THEM.

I was totally in control for 6 batches of cookies. I gave tons away, and enjoyed the rest in moderation.

But these babies? No way.

I have been plowing through these cookies at a very alarming rate.

Candy Cane Cookies

And I really, really, really already want to make more. OMG.

The idea for these cookies came from two really fun holiday products I found.


Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips (amazingness) and JELLO Candy Cane Pudding.

After making Gingerbread Pudding Cookies (and loving them), I thought I’d try the Candy Cane pudding in some cookies too. At first I was thinking cocoa powder, to get that well-loved mint-chocolate combo. But then I thought it might overpower the pudding, so I decided to leave it out.

So glad I did. These cookies were amazing. All 43 of the ones I’ve tried.

Candy Cane Cookies

Day 7: Candy Cane Cookies

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package JELLO Candy Cane pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Andes peppermint baking chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the pudding mix and beat until combined. Add the eggs and baking soda and continue beating. Slowly add the flour and beat until thoroughly mixed. Fold in baking chips.


Scoop tablespoons of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes, until edges are browned. Cool on wire racks. Or enjoy straight from the oven.

Candy Cane Cookies

In other exciting blog news, Santa came early this year and brought me something fun!


A tabletop lightbox setup! So, I really have no idea how to use it yet… but I’m excited to learn! Since I work all day and usually only cook when it’s dark out, I’m always very much lacking natural light. My fancy dancy camera hates me because I blasphemously use it’s dreaded flash. Well now I don’t have to! But that also means I really need to learn how to use said camera as well… Looks like I’ve got lots of work to do. :)

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  1. says

    Ok, these look amazing and I’m so tempted to make this recipe.
    I made on similar but it was with crushed pepermints, and not the jello. This sounds even better!

    But that lightbox? That! I definitely need that in my life! I always cook and bake at night too, which of course is not the opportune time for photos of food. And my camera hates me too, ever since I dropped it in cornbread mix, but that’s a story for another time. So I always use flash too! Where did you get it, or did you make it?

    I need one in my life! 😀

  2. says

    The cookies look good, but I’m especially drooling over the ho cho! We’ve been hot chocolating it up over here lately. The cold weather demands it. Mental note: get marshmallows for hot chocolate!*


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