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Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free & Vegan)

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  • Author: Katie Stymiest
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 18 Cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Loaded with crushed candy canes and mini chocolate chips, these thick and chewy gluten-free and vegan candy cane chocolate chip cookies are a Christmas must-bake!



Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • ½ cup (113g) salted vegan butter
  • ¾ cup (150g) brown sugar
  • ½ cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (120g) vegan yogurt or sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups (288g) gluten-free flour 1:1 baking blend *
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum **
  • ½ cup (90g) crushed candy canes
  • ½ cup (120g) mini vegan chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and prepare two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large mixing bowl with electric beaters, cream the butter and sugars together on high for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the yogurt and vanilla and mix on high for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add in the flour, xanthan gum (if using), baking soda, and salt and turn the mixer on low and allow to mix until a dough forms.
  5. Add in the crushed candy and chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  6. With a large 3-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop the cookie dough and place it on the prepared cookie sheet approximately 2 inches apart from each other. Press down on each cookie dough ball slightly if you desire a flatter cookie.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edges are a light golden brown and the center of the cookie appears to be just slightly underbaked.
  8. Remove from the oven and, with a butter knife or spoon, gently push any melted candy cane bits back to form a perfectly round cookie if desired. Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheets fully. Enjoy!
  9. Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 7 days or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


* Check to see if the gluten-free flour blend contains xanthan gum. 

** Omit xanthan gum if your gluten-free flour blend already contains it or if you are using regular all-purpose flour.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American