Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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These festive cookies have a rich almond flavor and a pretty sprinkling of peppermint. Their candy cane shape makes them especially appealing— it wouldn't be Christmas at my house without them!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy canes
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 108 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extract. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Divide dough in half; add 6-7 drops of food coloring to one half. Shape tablespoonfuls of each color of dough into 4-in. ropes. Place ropes side by side; lightly press ends together and twist. Place on ungreased baking sheets; curve to form canes.
  3. Bake at 375° for 9-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Combine crushed candy canes and sugar; immediately sprinkle over cookies. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Candy Cane Cookies in Country Woman Christmas 1996, p30

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 108 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Candy Cane Cookies

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Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

These are really a yummy christmas cookie. I will make these every year. I give this recipe a 5 star rating Nora Miller , Grand Junction, Co

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2011

I would only make this recipe again if I could not find another one that is better! The recipe says is makes 3 dozen - 36!- cookies...NO WAY!! It says to use "TABLESPOONFULS OF EACH DOUGH"-there is ABSOLUTELY NO WAY to get 36 cookies out of this recipe doing that! I must have looked at the recipe everytime I scooped up a spoonful of dough! And to only make the ropes 4" long is NOT long enough! There is NO WAY the cookies pictured on the recipe page were made like the recipe!! And that is very disappointing!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

The almond extract does not go with the peppermint sprinkled on the outside. I will look at the other similar recipes to see if I can find something that tastes better. These didn't taste bad, but they tasted like a typical butter cookie.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2010

I just got done making these cookies and i really enjoyed making them. I was a little skeptical at first but they were so cute i had to try them even though the reviews were not that great. Next time i am going to try using peppermint extract instead. But, the whole family loves them so deffinatlry will make them again.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2010

Tried this receipe and the dough kept braking. I tried to refigerate it but it sill broke when I to twist it. Any ideas on what I am doing wrong.

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