Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C).
Fit a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Crush the candy canes or peppermint candies in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin or the back of a knife, set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine oil and sugar. Mix on medium for 2 minutes, then add eggs one at a time.
Next, add the vanilla, then add the flour mixture. Scrape down sides.
Add chocolate chips, then crushed candy canes.
Take a spoon and scoop 1 Tablespoon size pieces of dough. Roll dough into a ball, then roll ball into powdered sugar. Set on parchment paper. Continue to do this with the remainder of the dough until all is rolled.
Bake for 10 minutes, cool, and enjoy!