Giant Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookie

You know we love big giant cookies around here. This Giant Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookie is perfect for gifting or enjoying with friends and family!

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Giant Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookie

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Giant Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Chip Cookie

5 from 1 vote
Like your favorite chocolate chip cookie, wearing a festive Christmas sweater. Little bits of cool peppermint and candy cane throughout make this a knock-out holiday favorite!  Makes one large cookie, about 9" in diameter. If you'd like a whole batch of regular sized cookies, click here.


  • 3 tablespoons butter melted or super soft
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk just the yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons crushed candy cane or peppermint candies plus a little extra
  • Note: Our favorite candy canes are Bob's or Brach’s. Round peppermint candies also work great.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  • Mix butter and sugars until smooth. Add egg yolk and peppermint extract. Sprinkle flour, baking soda, and salt on top and then mix together. Add chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons crushed candy cane.
  • Form dough into one large ball and place on prepared baking sheet. Gently press down to about 6 inches in diameter. Sprinkle about a teaspoon more of crushed candy cane on top. (For great presentation, place a few chocolate chips evenly on top as well.)
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, until edges are set and center looks cooked, but still soft. We like to set the timer for about 12 and keep an eye on it after that since all ovens are different.
  • NOTE: as the candy cane melts, it can cause the cookie to finish in an irregular shape. As soon as the cookie comes out of the oven and is still hot, simply use a spatula to gently push the edges in to form a nice circular shape and then let cool.
Author: Sara Wells
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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. DELICIOUS! My 4 year old loves helping to crush the candie canes and the whole family enjoyed the fruits of his labor. Also, thanks for the tip about using a spatula to gently reshape the cookie when you take it out of the oven. Ours had two unsightly nubs that went back in nicely.

  2. I have made so many of your “Big giant cookies” and we just love them! So glad you came up with more recipes! Thank you so much!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this giant cookie for my family over the weekend. It was FANTASTIC!! Quick, easy, and absolutely delicious – especially warm from the oven with a scoop of ice cream. I highly recommend buying the “Gifts from the Kitchen” ebook. I even purchased the suggested “pizza style” boxes and printed one of the labels included in the book. These will make the cutest gifts!! I can’t wait to make more giant cookies for my family and friends over the holiday break. (Unfortunately this cookie was scarfed down before mom could snap a photo). ❤️????????????