Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s Stuffed Cookies

Candy Cane Joe Joe’s Stuffed Cookies are two cookies in one. Rich chocolate cookies and pungent peppermint make for one delicious cookie!

Peppermint Lofthouse Cookies and Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies are perfect cookies for chocolate and mint lovers like me! Candy Cane Joe Joe’s are decadent and worthy of being added to that list.

stuffed candy cane joe joe's on a white plate

Two Cookies in One!

That’s right, two in one! Have you ever had the Candy Cane Joe Joes from Trader Joes?? Those are the filling of these doubly delicious cookies.

I used one of my favorite chocolate cookie bases, added a little peppermint extract to it and encased the candy cane cookie inside. It was sort of like making a stuffed burger, only way more decadent and delicious!

Once all of the little “patties” were formed I sprinkled some Andes peppermint baking chips over top. Have you tried them? They’re awesome in cookies, brownies, hot cocoa and so much more! They helped amp up the peppermint flavor which I loved!

We sampled a few of the extras before snapping some pictures, wrapping them up and shipping them to a few foodie friends. These Candy Cane Joe Joes Stuffed Cookies were a hit!

Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Stuffed Chocolate Cookies on a silpat

How to make Them

CREAM. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugars and extracts. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. With mixing speed on low, add egg and mix until combined.

WHISK. In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk, mixing just until combined.

CHILL. Place dough in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.*

PREP. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, set aside.

SCOOP. Using a standard size cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp.), create balls of dough. Divide the balls into half and sandwich the Joe-Joe’s in between so that half of the dough is on top and half is on the bottom. Pat to seal the cookie inside. Place on prepared cookie sheets and sprinkle with peppermint chips.

BAKE. Place in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be soft but the edges should be set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Stuffed Chocolate Cookies topped with crushed candy cane

Tips + Storing Info

These cookies aren’t just tasty, they’re also so fun! Two cookies in one – such a sweet surprise! Here are some tips when baking them:

  • Mix it up and use regular Joe Joes or other flavors of Oreos such as peanut butter, Birthday cake or even chocolate hazelnut. The peppermint baking chips can also be swapped for your favorite crushed candy toppings.
  • Pinching the sides of the dough will help ensure that your Joe Joe is sealed inside.
  • For flatter bottomed cookies and a fluffier appearance on the top, use about 25% of your scoop of dough on the bottom and cover the Joe Joe with the remaining 75% on the top.
  • Cookie dough can be kept covered in the fridge for up to 2 days before using to make your stuffed cookies.

STORE cookies covered in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Make sure they have cooled first before storing them.

To FREEZE: These cookies are freezer friendly and once cooled can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months. 

Thaw frozen cookies at room temperature or warm them up in the microwave for approximately 10 seconds before enjoying again.

Candy Cane Joe-Joe's Stuffed Chocolate Cookies stacked in a pile

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Candy Cane Joe Joe’s Stuffed Coookies Recipe

Candy Cane Joe Joe's Stuffed Cookies are two cookies in one. Rich chocolate cookies and pungent peppermint make for one delicious cookie!
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Course: christmas cookies, Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Chill: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Life Made Simple Team
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Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter - room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 18 peppermint Joe-Joe's
  • cup Andes peppermint baking chips

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugars and extracts. Beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. With mixing speed on low, add egg and mix until combined.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the milk, mixing just until combined.
  • Place dough in the refrigerator and chill for 1 hour.*
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats, set aside.
  • Using a standard size cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp.), create balls of dough. Divide the balls into half and sandwich the Joe-Joe's in between so that half of the dough is on top and half is on the bottom. Pat to seal the cookie inside. Place on prepared cookie sheets and sprinkle with peppermint chips.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookies should be soft but the edges should be set. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 3-4 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

*Dough must be chilled in order to handle it. If not, it will be too sticky and will be all over your hands!

Nutrition

Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 174IU | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 2mg

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Recipe Source: chocolate cookies adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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