Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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Candy Cane Cookies

Debi McMurray


This came from my son's second grade class cookbook. He is now in law school. I am posting a few recipes from this book. I have had it for years and still use recipes I got in this book that he brought home many years ago. *Each child brought a recipe and they assembled a little cookbook. They combined two second grade classes. It has some of the best holiday cookies and I have used them for years. It was such a brilliant idea. More schools should do this. It was their present to their Mothers and it has definitely been a present that I have used for years and years and will continue to use and have many memories of love attached.....

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1 Hr


10 Min


1 c
2 1/2 c
red food coloring
1 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
granulated or powdered sugar (for end of recipe) if you are using granulated sugar, you will top along with the peppermint candies, however, if using powdered sugar, roll it in powdered sugar and then top with peppermint candies.
1/2 c
crushed peppermint candies
1 1/2 tsp
1 tsp

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix shortening, sugar (the powdered sugar), egg, vanilla, salt. Mix in flour thoroughly. Divide dough in half. Blend in food coloring in to 1/2 of the dough. Roll back amd forth making lomg strips of each color. Twist these into a candy cane shape. Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes. While warm sprinkle with crushed peppermint and sugar. I have also rolled them in powdered sugar at end and then sprinkled with crushed peppermint instead of using the granulated sugar. I have another recipe that uses powdered sugar all the way throughout for the candy cane cookies and I think I like that instead of the granulated but you can try both ways and see what you think. Some kids and/or adults may prefer the granulated sugar for the crunch factor. I prefer the powdered sugar softness...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy