Candy Cane Cookies

Delicious holiday cookies with candy cane flavor throughout!

Pepperminty, sweet and oh so good! These Candy Cane Cookies are one of our family favorites during the holiday season. Perfect for Christmas exchanges.

Holiday cookies, gotta love all the varieties out there in the recipe world.  We all have our favorites, and these Candy Cane Cookies are definitely a favorite at our house.  The crisp flavor of peppermint, and the crunch bits of candy cane in a tender drizzled cookie…yeah, no wonder we love them! These cookies are also a hit when placed on holiday cookie platters, or used in cookie exchanges.

Served up alongside a steaming cup of White Chocolate Peppermint Mocha or a fancy adult holiday beverage such as our Peppermint MilkshakeHoHoHo!

Candy Cane Cookies

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Approximately 4 dozen cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups butter, softened
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3/4 cup finely crushed candy canes, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 T milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixing bowl beat butter until fluffy, add in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, eating until combined. Next add in extracts and egg, thoroughly combine.
  2. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add to butter mixture beating until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes by hand.
  3. Place granulated sugar in small bowl. Roll dough (or use small scoop) into small balls, approximately 1 teaspoonful. Take dough ball & roll into granulated sugar, coating all sides.
  4. Place on parchment lined baking sheet, bake 10-12 minutes. Cool.
  5. While cookies are baking, combine together remaining 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with milk. Add only enough milk to form thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies & sprinkle with remaining crushed candy canes.

Notes

Original Recipe at: Stolen Moments Cooking

https://whoneedsacape.com/2013/12/candy-cane-cookies/

Pepperminty, sweet and oh so good! These Candy Cane Cookies are one of our family favorites during the holiday season. Perfect for Christmas exchanges.

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Comments

  1. Yum! I’ll have to give them a try-Andrea@scrapality.com

  2. G’day One word? YUM!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friend Christmas Cookie Exchange
    @mickeydownunder

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