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How to make Candy Cane Cookies

Updated on April 7, 2011
Baked Candy Cane Cookies
Baked Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Delicious candy cane cookies are fun and easy to make doing the holidays. They can be enjoyed by the family as a dessert for dinner or they can be madeto give as gifts for family and friends.

The dough for these cookies will be delicate, so take your time when making these cookies.

This recipe will make two dozen cookies and takes 45 minutes to prepare, and 10 to 12 minutes to bake.


1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup finely crushed candy cane or pepperment candies

1/2 cup butter (softened)

1/2 cup shortening

1 egg

1 cup powered sugar (confectioners sugur)

1 tsp. almond extract

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. red food coloring


How to make

First you must preheat your oven to 325 F. Stir the candy and sugar together in a small bowl, set aside for now. Cream the butter, shortening, and powered sugar together and add the edd and both extracts. Stir in the flour and salt.

Now it is time to divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Add the food coloring to one part and mix and blend gently into dough. Shape the dough into 1/4 by 4 inch ropes . Gently press together one white and one red rope; twist together and shape into a candy cane. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Check cookies while baking because in gas stoves and in different altitudes they sometimes will cook a little quicker.



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    • laringo profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      I hope you do have a chance to make these. They don't have to be just for the holidays. Thanks for the comments mystic951

    • mystic951 profile image


      9 years ago

      These look extremely good! I'm going to have to try to make them when I have the chance :)


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