One of our favorite Christmas cookies recipes is candy cane cookies. These cookies have a delightful buttery taste with a hint of almond extract and crushed candy canes on top, plus they are so cute! These peppermint candy cane cookies look just like candy canes! Here is our simple, family favorite candy cane cookie recipe!
Candy Cane Cookies
Have you seen the classic peppermint candy cane cookies? These are so stinkin cute and make a lovely addition to a plate of Christmas cookies with their cheery red and pretty shape. They are actually not hard to make at all. They are kind of like a sugar cookie batter cookies with candy cane pieces. You can make these crushed candy cane cookies quickly and easily and wow your kids, family, and friends. Come take a peak at our candy cane cookies recipe!
Candy Cane Cookie Recipe
All you need to make this delicious holiday cookies are a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand:
- vanilla extract
- powdered sugar
- almond extract
- all purpose flour
- baking powder
- granulated sugar
- red food coloring
- crushed candy canes
Peppermint candy cane cookies
Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix thoroughly the 2 sticks of softened butter, 1 cup o powdered sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
Christmas Cookies Recipes
Blend in 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 1/2 cups flour.
Crushed candy cane cookies
Divide dough in half and mix red food coloring in half of the dough.
Roll a rope out of the red dough and a rope out of the white down.
candy cane christmas cookies
Twist the two ropes together and shape into a candy cane; place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat until you fill a baking sheet.
NOTE: Try to make the ropes thin so the candy cane cookies aren’t too big.
In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup crushed candy canes and 1/2 cup white sugar.
candy cane cookies almond
Sprinkle each candy cane with crushed candy cane and sugar mixture.
cookies with candy cane pieces
Bake 9 minutes each. Cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before placing on a cooling rack to cook completely before storing in an airtight container.
These pretty cookies will be the centerpiece of your Christmas cookie plate and a favorite among kids for their bright cheery color!
Plus the nice subtle buttery taste with the fresh candy cane on top make for a yummy cookie too!
These are also great for cookie swaps or cookie exchanges in December.
If your family tries to stay away from food dyes, now worries. You can use natural food coloring that uses fruits and vegetables to get their coloring.
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Cute Candy Cane Christmas Cookies
- 1 cup butter softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1.5 teaspoon almond extract or peppermint extract
- 2.5 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- red food coloring
- 1/2 cup crushed candy canes
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix thoroughly the 2 sticks of softened butter, 1 cup o powdered sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and 1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
- Blend in 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 1/2 cups flour.
- Divide dough in half and mix red food coloring in half of the dough. Roll a rope out of the red dough and a rope out of the white down. Twist the two ropes together and shape into a candy cane; place on parchment lined cookie sheet. Repeat until you fill a baking sheet. In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup crushed candy canes and 1/2 cup white sugar. Sprinkle each candy cane with crushed candy cane and sugar mixture. NOTE: Try to make the ropes thin so the candy cane cookies aren't too big.
- Bake 9 minutes each. Cool for 1 minute on the cookie sheet before placing on a cooling rack to cook completely before storing in an airtight container.