Candy Cane Cookies

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Today we have my other favorite Christmas cookie…..Candy Cane Cookies!!! This comes out of the same Betty Crocker’s cookbook as the Russian Teacakes aka Snowballs and my Sugar Cookies. My mom used to make these every Christmas and then I carried on the tradition. They can be a bit time consuming, and a little bit tricky to form into a candy cane shape, but they are worth the effort. After the first few you will be a pro! They are not overly sweet with just a hint of peppermint…..YUM!!

These Candy Cane Cookies have a delicate almond flavor that highlights the crushed peppermint sugar that is sprinkled on top! cookingwithcurls.com

Ingredients needed to make this recipe

  • butter
  • shortening
  • powdered sugar
  • egg
  • almond and vanilla extract
  • flour
  • salt
  • red gel coloring
  • crushed peppermint candy
  • granulated sugar
The holiday season is not complete without my favorite Candy Cane Cookies!! cookingwithcurls.com

How to make Candy Cane Cookies:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Beat the butter, shortening, egg, flavorings, and powdered sugar together in a large bowl.

Beat the butter, shortening, egg, flavorings, and powdered sugar in a large bowl cookingwithcurls.com

Stir in flour and salt.

Stir in the flour and salt cookingwithcurls.com

Divide dough in half.

Blend food coloring into one half of dough.

One ball of white dough and one ball of red dough cookingwithcurls.com

Shape one teaspoon of each dough.

One teaspoon of each color dough cookingwithcurls.com

into a 4-inch rope.

Roll dough into 4-inch ropes cookingwithcurls.com

Lightly roll them back and forth on a lightly floured surface for smooth, even ropes. Place ropes together side by side and press together lightly and twist.

Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of cane.

Place cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and curve the top to form a cane cookingwithcurls.com

Bake for 9 – 11 minutes until set and very light brown.

Cookies baked until set and lightly browned cookingwithcurls.com

Mix crushed candy and granulated sugar together in a small bowl.

Crushed peppermint candies and sugar mixed together in a small bowl cookingwithcurls.com

Sprinkle the mixture over the hot cookies.

Peppermint sugar sprinkled over the hot cookies cookingwithcurls.com

Very carefully place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Candy Cane Cookies cooling on a wire rack cookingwithcurls.com

Here they are with their other cookie friends.

A plate of yummy Christmas Cookies! cookingwithcurls.com

It is just not the holidays without these candy cane cookies!!

More delicious holiday cookie recipes

Enjoy!!

The holiday season is not complete without my favorite Candy Cane Cookies!! cookingwithcurls.com

Candy Cane Cookies

These Candy Cane Cookies have a delicate almond flavor that highlights the crushed peppermint sugar that is sprinkled on top!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, peppermint, candy canes, recipe, Christmas
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon red food gel

Peppermint Sugar

  • cup crushed peppermint candy canes (6 or 7 candy canes)
  • cups granulated sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Beat the butter, shortening, egg, flavorings, and powdered sugar together in a large bowl.
  • Stir in flour and salt.
  • Divide dough in half. Blend food coloring into one half of dough.
  • Shape one teaspoon of each dough into a 4-inch rope. Lightly roll them back and forth on a lightly floured surface for smooth, even ropes.
  •  Place ropes together side by side and press together lightly and twist.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of cane.
  • Bake for 9 – 11 minutes until set and very light brown.
  • Mix crushed candy and granulated sugar together in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the hot cookies.
  • Very carefully place the cookies on a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition

Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg

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6 Comments

  1. These cookies look so pretty! I’ve never made these before but I think I’m going to make them this Christmas! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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