Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Adrienne May

By
@sonflowergirl74

This is one of the Christmas cookies I used to bake with my mother when I was a little girl. It is a special recipe in our family, not sure how old it is, but it has been around at least since the 70's lol!

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Comments:
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

Add to Grocery List

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
shortening
1 c
powdered sugar
1
egg
1 1/2 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla
2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
red food coloring drops

How to Make Candy Cane Cookies

Step-by-Step

  • 1preheat oven to 350
  • 2Cream butter, shortening and sugar.
  • 3add egg and extracts.
  • 4Add dry ingredients. Separate dough evenly into two bowls and using red food coloring, tint half of dough to desired shade of red.
  • 5Take a walnut sized piece of red dough and a walnut sized piece of white dough. Separately, roll each color on a lightly floured surface, into a rope. Place the two ropes side by side, gently press together, and twist the two ropes to form a spiral and then shape each cookie into a cane shape by bending one end into a hook shape. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • 6Bake 8-9 minutes until browned.
  • 7I often bake this cookie without making the candy cane shape. I make them round and then do the criss cross with the tines of a fork that you often see on peanut butter cookies and sprinkle with colored sugar!

Printable Recipe Card

About Candy Cane Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

20 Fudging Delicious Recipes

20 Fudging Delicious Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

If you love fudge, then you're going to fudgin love these recipes!

16 Oh-so-lovely Macaroon Recipes

16 Oh-So-Lovely Macaroon Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Not to be confused with a Macaron (completely different delicious dessert) - Macaroons are a bite-sized treat for all coconut lovers out there. From traditional to new and exciting flavors,...

A Memory Of Mom In Every Bite Recipe

A Memory of Mom in Every Bite

Kitchen Crew

It's funny how our memory works. Smell freshly cut grass and you may think of playing as a kid. Or going outside after a rainstorm on a hot day may...