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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

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Candy Cane Cookies
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Course: Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Difficult



Twists of two-colored dough make these fun cookies flavored with crushed peppermints.


  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring OR 3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • red food coloring

  • 1/2 cup finely crushed peppermint candy

  • 1/2 cup white sugar


  • Mix butter sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly. Add flour and salt, Mix well. Divide dough in half and color one with red food coloring. Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll small balls of each color into 4-inch strips, place red and white side by side, press together lightly and twist like a rope. Curve top down to form handle or cane. Place on baking sheet. Bake 9 minutes. While still warm, remove from pan and sprinkle with candy and sugar mixture.



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They are time consuming to make. All my kids love them.
- Mer

I've been making them for over 20 years and they are by far my kids (now adults) favorite cookie if all time. They are NOT overly sweet and the almond flavor is acquired. You must follow the instructions accurately or u will have a nightmare experience. This isn't a throw together cookie, it's time consuming and a child can't help with forming.They are a delicate desert and are an old authentic cookie from an artful era lost. I make nearly every year
- A Baker

My kids love it and me too!!! I made today came out very good!!
- aledanai

It was ok with adults, but my kids hated them! And that critique was all that mattered.
- A Baker
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