Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream Recipe

Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream Recipe

How To Make Chocolate Fudge Cookies with Candy Cane Buttercream

This one is for people with a sweet tooth! Soft and moist chocolate fudge cookies sandwich with sweet and minty candy cane buttercream. It’s easy to make!

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



For Chocolate Cookies:

  • 1cupall-purpose flour,spoon & leveled
  • ¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 8ozsemi-sweet chocolate,chopped
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • 5tbspunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • ¾cupbrown sugar,packed light
  • ¼cupgranulated sugar
  • 1cupmini chocolate chips

For Candy Cane Buttercream Frosting:

  • ¾cupunsalted butter,softened to room temperature
  • 3cupsconfectioners’ sugar,sifted
  • 2tsppure vanilla extract
  • 2tbspheavy cream
  • ½cupcandy cane dust,sifted
  • candy canes,optional


Chocolate Cookies:

  1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave for about 1 minute. Stir. Continue to melt in 30-second increments until fully melted and smooth. Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla. Set aside. With an electric or stand mixer, beat the butter until smooth and creamy for about 1 minute.

  4. Beat in the sugars, scraping down the sides every 10 seconds or so. The mixture will be granular.

  5. Mix in the beaten egg/vanilla until incorporated. Add the chocolate in a steady stream and beat until combined.

  6. Add the dry ingredients on slow speed. Fold in the mini chocolate chips. Do not overmix at any point in this process.

  7. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Scoop about 1 Tablespoon of dough and roll into a slightly flattened ball.

  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies have just begun to set with the centers still appearing very soft. They will firm up as they cool.

Candy Cane Buttercream:

  1. As the cookies cool, make the buttercream: Beat the butter for 1 minute with the paddle attachment on medium speed.

  2. Add 2 and ½ cups of sifted powdered sugar and slowly mix on low speed. Increase mixer speed to medium and add vanilla extract, salt, and 1 Tablespoon of cream.

  3. Beat for about 1 minute. Manually stir in candy cane dust.

  4. Frost the bottom end of a cooled cookie and top with another to make a sandwich. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes

  •  If your buttercream needs to be thicker, add more powdered sugar.
  • If your frosting needs to be thinned out, add the remaining cream.
  • If frosting is too sweet, add a pinch of salt.


  • Calories: 298.10kcal
  • Fat: 15.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.33g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.75g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.55g
  • Carbohydrates: 40.90g
  • Fiber: 1.49g
  • Sugar: 34.25g
  • Protein: 2.35g
  • Cholesterol: 40.22mg
  • Sodium: 56.56mg
  • Calcium: 40.61mg
  • Potassium: 83.13mg
  • Iron: 1.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 80.56µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.06mg
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