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Dark Chocolate Christmas Temptation Cookies

Rich dark chocolate paired with Candy Cane Kiss candies, softened and swirled on top. These cookies are a heavenly little bite of Christmas.
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Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:7 mins
Total Time:27 mins


  • 3/4 C 1 1/2 Sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 C packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 2 1/4 C dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 C sifted all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 bag Candy Cane Kiss candies


  • Put butter, dark brown sugar and water in a large saucepan and stir over low heat until melted.
  • Add dark chocolate chips and stir until most of the chocolate chips are melted, remove from heat and continue to stir until all the chocolate is melted.
  • Add in 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste and mix well.
  • Pour into a large mixing bowl and allow to sit and cool for about 10 minutes, stirring a couple of times to help cooling.
  • Carefully measure 2 1/2 C of sifted all purpose flour into a large bowl; add in baking soda and salt - sift together
  • When the chocolate is cooler, add in one egg at a time beating each on high speed until completely blended.
  • Reduce the mixer speed to low and add in dry ingredients, don't forget to scrape the sides and bottom, until blended.
  • Chill the dough for about an hour - while it's chilling - unwrap the Candy Cane Kiss candies
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 F
  • Roll dough into 1/2" to 1" balls and place on un-greased or parchment lined baking sheet about 1 1/2" apart.
  • Bake about 7 minutes (could be as long as 9 minutes - do NOT overbake)
  • When the cookies come out of the oven, place a Candy Cane Kiss on top of each hot cookie in the middle and let them sit about 5 minutes.
  • Using a toothpick, swirl the softened Candy Cane Kiss until you like the pattern, it will just melt down onto the cookie.
  • Remove the swirl topped cookies from the baking sheet and place them on a cooling rack in the refrigerator to set the candy.
  • Repeat with the rest of the dough and candies.
  • Serve chilled straight out of the refrigerator or at room temperature, either way - DELICIOUS!
Author: Rachel Matthews - A Southern Fairytale