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Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
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Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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Kids of all ages will want to pitch in when it comes time to roll the ropes of colored dough for these cute candy canes. Peppermint extract carries the flavor on through, so the cookies taste as good as they look.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tube refrigerated sugar cookie dough, softened
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 33 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 30 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the cookie dough, flour and extract until smooth. Divide dough in half; mix food coloring into one portion.
  2. Shape 1 teaspoon of white dough into a 6-in. rope. Shape 1 teaspoon of red dough into a 6-in. rope. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist.
  3. Place on an ungreased baking sheet; curve top of cookie to form handle of cane. Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies 2 in. apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until set. Cool for 2 minutes before carefully removing to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Candy Cane Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2005, p19

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Reviewed Oct. 30, 2015

"Here is a trick my 4 year old daughter taught me. "Mom, why don't you roll it like play dough?"

Mmm. Roll out each color into 2" ropes. Roll them together, then roll one way with one hand and the other way with the other hand. They twist on their own. Way.....faster.
I don't use the store bought cookie dough. I believe Taste of Home has the original recipe. They take awhile to make, but everyone in the family would be verrry unhappy if I didn't make them. Good luck and happy eating."

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Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"These weren't as easy to do as I thought they would be. Once you get the ingredients mixed you need to put it back in the fridge because the dough is too soft to handle for shaping. Making the cookies look as pretty as the picture takes practice. The flavor is very good and they are cute....even the ugly ones. 1/2 pkg. only made about 20 cookies for me so I ended up using the whole tube of cookie dough. I will make these again sometime and I have recommended them to someone."

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Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"I think Christmas is a wonderful time of the year., And having Candy Cane Cookies at christmas is wonderful for everyone., deb"

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"Very quick and easy also tastes great!"

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Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Simple, yet yummy. I used 1 (16oz) pkg of pilsbury ready to bake sugar cookies, 4T flour, 1t peppermint extract, and 1t red food coloring. I got 43 cookies, which ended up being 50.366 cal each. It was a little time consuming to roll the dough into ropes, and i rushed and didn't take extra time to shape the canes so some looked kinda ugly."

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