How to make Donna Hay chocolate candy cane cookies

17 Dec

the hungry mum


To me Christmas is all about the baking. Well, that’s not entirely true. There’s also the spirit of the season, the wonderment of the day as seen through children’s eyes etc etc but what really gets me excited, and flicking through cookbooks in anticipation, is the bounty of baking that awaits.

Like lots of people have a plethora of Chrissy events to attend, which means finding new recipes to road test.


I had looked at this recipe for a few years after it appeared in issue 42 [Jan 2009] and decided this was going to be the year I made Donna Hay’s chocolate candy cane cookies. Candy canes, in my books, are ghastly – sticky and fragile and far too sweet. Even my kids’ school has banned them yet here I was, buying and bringing these sugar-packed morsels into my home.

Getting to smash them into smithereens was quite satisfying…

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5 Responses to “How to make Donna Hay chocolate candy cane cookies”

  1. fashionforlunch December 17, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    i love this!!!

  2. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 17, 2015 at 10:32 pm #

    Hehe smashing things definitely helps get any sort of frustrations out!! Plus you get so many candy cane in a packet that it’s good to use them up when you can.

    • The Hungry Mum December 18, 2015 at 2:32 am #

      I love smashing things in the kitchen – so satisfying 🙂

  3. Heather @ Sweet Precision December 18, 2015 at 2:26 pm #

    Chocolate Cookies + Candy Canes?! Sounds absolutely divine to me 🙂 I was baking some sugar cookies last weekend and topped them with some crushed candy canes. I think smashing them was my favorite part as well 😉

    • The Hungry Mum December 19, 2015 at 4:26 am #

      Isn’t it fun to take the rolling pin to something and smash it into a million pieces?! Christmas baking is the BEST 🙂

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