Candy Canes

candy cane cookies recipe

Candy Canes

Candy Canes

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours


  • 1 C. butter
  • 1 C. confectionery sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1/2 t. peppermint extract
  • dash of salt
  • 2 1/2 C. flour
  • 1/2 t. red food color


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, extract and salt, beat well. Add flour and beat until thoroughly mixed. Divide dough in half. Add red food coloring to one half. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  2. For each cookie, on a floured surface shape a teaspoon of plain dough and a teaspoon of red dough into a 4 inch long rope. Place ropes side by side and twist together. Pinch ends to seal. Form into a candy cane shape and place 2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove from sheet, cool and brush on icing.
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