Christmas Dessert Recipes

Cute Candy Cane Christmas Cookies Recipe

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!

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!

All you need to make this delicious holiday cookies are a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand: butter egg vanilla extract powdered sugar almond extract all purpose flour baking powder salt granulated sugar red food coloring crushed candy canes

Candy Cane Cookie Recipe

All you need to make this delicious holiday cookies are a few simple ingredients you probably already have on hand:

  • butter
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • powdered sugar
  • almond extract
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • red food coloring
  • crushed candy canes

mix together ingredients

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.

mix in dry ingredients

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Blend in 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 2 1/2 cups flour.

color half the dough red

Crushed candy cane cookies

Divide dough in half and mix red food coloring in half of the dough.

roll out a rope from each color

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

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.

crushed pepperint and sugar mixture

In a small bowl mix 1/2 cup crushed candy canes and 1/2 cup white sugar.

candy cane cookies almond

candy cane cookies almond

Sprinkle each candy cane with crushed candy cane and sugar mixture.

Crushed candy cane cookies

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.

Peppermint candy cane cookies

These pretty cookies will be the centerpiece of your Christmas cookie plate and a favorite among kids for their bright cheery color!

Candy Cane Cookie Recipe

Plus the nice subtle buttery taste with the fresh candy cane on top make for a yummy cookie too!

cookies with candy cane pieces

These are also great for cookie swaps or cookie exchanges in December.

candy cane christmas cookies

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.

One of our favorite Christmas cookies recipes is candy cane cookies that are so cute, taste amazing, and look beautiful too! Yum!

One of our favorite Christmas cookies recipes is candy cane cookies that are so cute, taste amazing, and look beautiful too! Yum!

These checkerboard cookies are simple to make, taste yummy, and look stunning with the rest of your Christmas cookie ideas! The easy recipe comes together quickly then chill and slice for a lovely cookie recipe to serve in December or anytime really. Exchange these at cookie swaps for a eye catching checkerboard Chrsitmas cookie or simply enjoy them at home with family and friends or a church potluck. cookies with snickers Best-Gingerbread-Cookies-Recipe If you are looking for pretty Christmas cookies to make with or for your kids, you will love these buttery spritz cookies recipe.

Desserts

One of my most requested dishes is my strawberry pretzel salad recipe. This yummy dish can be a strawberry  jello salad or served as a strawberry salad dessert. Either way you will delighted by the sweet and salty in this pretty and satisfying pretzel jello salad! Serve with with hamburgers, bbq, potluck, or just a yummy weekday dinner; it's so delicious! Best Asian Slaw Recipe It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without our family's snicker apple salad recipe! My kids go nuts over this non-traditional snicker salad they look forward to eating all year long. This quick-to-make apple snicker salad combines pudding, whipped topping, crisp apples, and snickers for an outrageously yummy thanksgiving side dish your kids won't expect. Pretty Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad Recipe is a holiday must! Veggies + bacon + cashews + sweet & tangy dressing = YUM!

Recipes for Salads and Sandwiches

Learn how to make your own homemade caramel popcorn that tastes even better than storebought, with this easy oven baked recipe. This pineapple cheese ball is the perfect cheese ball recipe! It is slightly sweet with an amazing flavor that will be a favorite with kids and grown ups alike. This is my favorite appetizer recipes. Yummy! These apple hand pies are perfect for fall! Serve this apple hand pie recipe as dessert in September or as a fun appetizer where you dip in our homemade carmel sauce. Either way this hand pie dough recipe filled with our yummy apple pie filling is sure to be a hit! You can use our hand pie dough recipe with our fruits too! Are you looking for a quick and easy fruit dip to serve at your next party or game night? This peanut butter dip is not only simple to make, but is super yummy and versatile too. Use our peanut butter fruit dip with apples, vanilla wafers, pretzels, and other dippers for quick appetizer recipes! With just 3 ingredients you will love this cream cheese fruit dip that has become a family favorite staple throughout the whole year!

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One of our favorite Christmas cookies recipes is candy cane cookies that are so cute, taste amazing, and look beautiful too! Yum!
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Cute Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

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!
Course: christmas, cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: christmas, cookies, dessert
Keyword: candy cane cookie recipe, candy cane cookies, christmas, christmas cookies, christmas dessert, cookies, cookies recipes
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Beth Gorden

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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