Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 49 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 48 cookies
  • Festive butter cookies with crushed peppermint candy both in the dough and sprinkled on top!


  • 1/2 tsp Red Food Color
  • 1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk


  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Combine butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and salt, beating until well mixed.
  3. Divide dough in half. Blend 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy and red food coloring into one half; mix the ground almonds into the remaining white dough.
  4. Using 1 teaspoon of the red dough, roll into a 4-inch strip. Repeat with the white dough. Place strips side by side; press lightly together and twist like a rope. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of cane. (Note: roll dough strips and form canes one at a time to prevent dough from drying out and becoming difficult to handle).
  5. Bake 9 minutes, until lightly browned. Combine remaining peppermint candy and sugar in small bowl. While still warm sprinkle cookies with peppermint candy/sugar mixture.
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