Candy Cane Chocolate Wafers

Candy Cane Chocolate Wafers
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These chocolaty wafers are a delicious holiday treat — and they're great without candy canes any other time of the year. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 3  Cups  sugar
  • 2 1/2  Cups  flour
  • 1  Cup  cocoa powder
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  baking powder
  • Pinch of  salt
  • 3/4  Cups  crushed candy canes

Directions

Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs in a stand mixer. In a separate bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the sugar-butter mixture and then chill for at least 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Roll out the dough and cut into round cookie shapes, or any shape of your choosing, and lay out onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes or until crispy and cooked through. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
16g
18%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
80g
62%
Protein
10g
22%
Vitamin A, RAE
5µg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
49mg
5%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
11g
44%
Folate, total
26µg
7%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
166mg
24%
Selenium, Se
9µg
16%
Sodium, Na
513mg
34%
Water
4g
0%

Candy Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Candy Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.