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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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Red Hots, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Red food coloring, optional
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and
  • confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and
  • vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; gradually beat into
  • creamed mixture.
  • 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 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans 1 minute.

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Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Remove to wire racks to cool. 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.