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Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies

 Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies
You won't believe how much bang you get for your buck with these fun candy cane cookies with a kick of cinnamon. And at 6ยข per cookie, they're a steal! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
48 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup red-hot candies, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine flour and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half.
  • Mix red-hots and cinnamon into one half; tint with food coloring if
  • desired.
  • Shape 1-1/2 teaspoons plain dough into a 4-1/2-in. rope. Shape 1-1/2
  • teaspoons red dough into a 4-1/2-in. rope. On an ungreased baking
  • sheet, place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist.
  • Curve top of each cookie down to form handle of cane. Repeat with
  • remaining plain and red dough, placing 2 in. apart on baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for

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Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Store in
  • an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 80 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.