These white rabbit candy cookies are an ode to childhood favorites. They are soft, chewy, and not too sweet—a fun childhood twist on cookies.
It’s that time of year again, where I’m sharing another cookie recipe that benefits Cookies for Kids’ Cancer (C4KC). Childhood cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the US and now that my little yummer is here, it is one of the ways to give back. So today, it is all about cookies and I am sharing this white rabbit candy cookies recipe.
White rabbit candy, white rabbit taffy, white bunny candy – not sure what you call it, this rabbit candy is so popular that there’s a white rabbit candy ice cream. I’ll share mine here, so come back for it.
For those who grow up in an Asian family, white rabbit candy (大白兔奶糖 or Dàbáitù Nǎitáng) is no longer foreign. It is the one they grew up with! They’re available in any Asia grocery store and taste soft and chewy, like nougat or taffy.
What makes these candies interesting is the edible paper-like wrapping layer made from sticky rice. It is meant to be eaten along with the candy.
But now, who is ready for white rabbit candy cookies recipe?
- Flour, baking powder, salt. I use a combination of all-purpose flour and cake flour; hence, these cookies have a soft texture when you bite them. I got the idea when I baked these chocolate chip walnut cookies
- Butter. Unsalted butter, as always
- Sugar. I use a combination of brown sugar and regular sugar
- Egg. Fresh eggs are all you need
- Chocolate. Here comes the fun part. Chocolate is optional in this recipe; however, if you decide to add some, you can use either dark chocolate or milk chocolate
These white rabbit candy cookies are extra special because they bring back good childhood memories. And best of all, I can share this recipe with you and share with you about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer.
I’m so excited to participate in this Valentine’s event (again). This is the fifth year of our event and we want to continue to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S. There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. The National Cancer Institute’s budget for childhood cancer is less than 4%. It’s such a small number and that’s why I got involved.
And with the ongoing pandemic, children are still being diagnosed with cancer. It’s imperative that we raise awareness and continue to raise funds to fund the ongoing pediatric cancer research!
Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!
Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: OXO, Mediavine, and Dixie Crystals have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000! That means when we raise $1, it turns into $4!
Thank you to so many of you who have already donated, please help us reach our goal so we can get the full matching donations and help us make an even huge difference!
White Rabbit Candy Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted, and leave it at room temperature
- 3/4 cup brown sugar I use dark
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla paste
- 3.5 ounces dark chocolate I use 71% dark chocolate
- 8 pieces white rabbit candy crushed or chopped
- In a bowl, combine all-purpose flour, cake flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- With a mixer, beat butter with brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth.
- Add in egg and vanilla paste, and continue beating until blended.
- Next, incorporate the dry ingredients. Keep beating on low until mixed.
- Finally, fold the chocolate and candy.
- Cover the dough with plastic wrap and put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes – 2 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone pad.
- Scoop 1.5 tablespoon portions (I use the middle scoop in this set) of the dough mixture and drop down on to the baking sheet, approximately 2-inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool and enjoy!
Be sure to visit the other bloggers participating in the Valentine’s Day event and check out their recipes! Type #helpingcookies on Instagram to find out what others are baking.