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    Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

    Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

    Peppermint is one of my favorite seasonal flavors. In fact, I drink candy cane coffee and peppermint tea all year long. Last year I shared my peppermint sugar cookies recipe. This year I create a new candy cane cookie recipe by modifying some similar recipes. The resulting festive holiday cookie both look and taste like candy canes — perfect for the Christmas season!

    Ingredients

    • 1/4 cup of softened butter
    • 4 ounces softened cream cheese
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tablespoons of milk
    • 21 ounces of sugar cookie mix
    • 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour
    • red food coloring
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons of peppermint extract

    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
    2. Add the butter, cream cheese, egg, and milk to a large mixing bowl.
    3. Combine thoroughly.
    4. Combine the sugar cookie mix and whole wheat flour in a separate bowl.
    5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
    6. Separate the dough into two equal portions.
    7. Knead red food coloring into one half of the dough.
    8. Knead the peppermint extract into the other half of the dough.
    9. Roll the red and white dough into twisted ropes.
    10. Place the dough into a candy cane shape on an ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheet.
    11. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until set.
    12. Allow the cookies to cool completely before removing from the baking sheet.
    13. Store the candy cane cookies in an airtight container.

    Ingredients for Candy Cane Cookies Wet Ingredients for Candy Cane Cookies

    Adding the Dry Ingredients for the Candy Cane Cookies Dough for Candy Cane Cookies

    Coloring and Flavoring the Dough for Candy Cane Cookies Unbaked Candy Cane Cookies

    Baked Candy Cane Cookies Candy Cane Cookies

    Image Credits

    Candy Cane Cookies Recipe © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Ingredients for Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Wet Ingredients for Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Adding the Dry Ingredients for the Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Dough for Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Coloring and Flavoring the Dough for Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Unbaked Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Baked Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson
    Candy Cane Cookies © 2016 Heather Johnson

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