Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
I don’t know about you, but no Christmas is complete without these Candy Cane Cookies. A tasty butter cookie exploding with peppermint flavor, these traditional Christmas cookies make wonderful homemade gifts for family and friends, and they’re sure to be a hit at your cookie exchange this year! Decorated with White Sparkling Sugar, these Candy Cane Cookies are a festive and fun holiday cookie that you’ll love making with the kids. Don’t forget to leave a few out for Santa, too!
Makes: 3 dozen
Candy Cane Cookies is rated out of 5 by 22.
Rated 2 out of 5 by chandraa from i didnt really like these at all. they taste bland and the dough would NOT roll right for me so i ended up just rolling them out and using a candy cane cut out i would not make these again.
Date published: 2011-12-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by Susan54 from The dough was very soft and that made them hard to cut. Mine looked nothing like the picture. I don't know where I went wrong. I did not substitute any ingredients.
Date published: 2011-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by jeanne gram from Oh my, this picture brought back memories from baking Christmas cookies with my Mom - and that was many years ago! This recipe is wonderful and sooo much better than the one handed down to me. It has been greatly refined; the only thing I change (because I dislike mint) - I put almond in both colors for home and sometimes put clear chocolate flavor in the white part and mint in the red for gifts - what fun watching peoples' faces when they bite into THAT surprise combination! I do find that handing the dough as little as possible makes the cookies more tender. Using the sanding sugar is marvelous!! The "old" recipe called for ROLLING in crushed candy canes BEFORE baking which made them stick to the pan, burn easily and these are so much yummier. Thank you for the wonderful gift of loving memories - new and improved. :) P.S. The rater that had such an awful time with the recipe, I wonder if you creamed your butter and sugar long enough to allow the fat to distribute completely though the sugar- that will make them not as flavorful -- and why throw away a great idea? Just adjust it to your liking!
Date published: 2011-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by cloudberry from The dough is very easy to make, but I had to add so much gel color to make the dough actually RED, that it changed the texture of the dough. It was too wet, so I couldn't do candy cane shapes. I ended up settling for round swirly cookies. The dough with no food coloring was fine. The taste was pretty good, because I switched the extract amounts around so that peppermint was the dominant flavor. It would have been too bland, otherwise.
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by jeny8449 from NOT GOOD. The only reason I gave these cookies 2 stars is because they are really cute cookies. The appearance of these cookies turned out really well, but the taste was awful! They are so bland, almost no flavor. I followed this recipe exactly and I had to throw these out. They would be nice for decoration and that is about it. These cookies have a terrible texture and they just taste like sweetened flour. You can barely taste the peppermint or the vanilla. What a waste of ingredients.
Date published: 2010-12-17