Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

Chocolate Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies
15 min
5 min
24 servings

Courtesy of Lauren Toyota and John Diemer for hot for food blog.




2 ¼
cups all-purpose flour
cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
tsp baking soda
cup vegan butter or margarine (room temperature)
1 ¼
cup granulated sugar
cup non-dairy milk
tsp vanilla extract


cups powdered sugar
Tbsp vegan butter or margarine (room temperature)
Tbsp warm water
drops peppermint oil
candy canes


Step 1

Sift flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda together in a large mixing bowl. Stir with a fork to combine well.

Step 2

In a separate mixing bowl cream the vegan butter, sugar, non-dairy milk, and vanilla extract together with a hand mixer until fluffy and smooth.

Step 3

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon or your hands.

Step 4

Form a ball with the mixed dough and split that ball into 2 portions.

Step 5

Place each portion into a piece of plastic wrap and rolling it out with your hands between the plastic, form a log approx. 2” wide. Try to flatten the ends as best as possible so you have a cylinder shape. Wrap up the 2 logs in the plastic wrap and tightly secure the ends. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. You can make the Frosting during this time.

Step 6

Remove the logs from the fridge and unwrap them. Using a sharp knife cut discs approx. ¼” thick.

Step 7

Place the cookies on parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 5-6 mins in an oven preheated to 350ºF.

Step 8

Allow cookies to cool completely before frosting.

Step 9

Sift powdered sugar into a large mixing bowl,

Step 10

Using a hand mixer beat the sugar with vegan butter, warm water, and peppermint oil until fluffy.

Step 11

Break up your candy canes into smaller pieces and pulse them a couple of times in a coffee grinder. You want small pieces, but not completely pulverized to dust. Pour the candy cane pieces into a small bowl.

Step 12

Spread 1-1 ½ tsp of mint frosting onto the bottom of a cookie with a small icing spatula. Place another cookie on top and lightly press so there is some frosting coming out the sides.

Step 13

Then sprinkle crushed candy canes all along the sides of the sandwich, letting the pieces stick to the frosting and the excess fall back into the bowl.

Step 14

You might find the frosting starting to dry a bit once you get through half the cookies. Just add a couple drops of water and stir it up again to keep it smooth.

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