Thursday, December 9, 2010

Candy Cane Cookies

During my travels through blogland yesterday, I discovered a Christmas Cookie Recipe Hop and thought I'd share this family favorite with you.


  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 cup peppermint candy canes, crushed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration


  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, white sugar and confectioners' sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and peppermint extracts. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover or wrap dough and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Divide dough into halves. Color one half red by mixing in the food color. Roll a small amount of each dough into a 2 inch long worm. Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane. Place onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed candy cane and remaining white sugar. Roll hot cookies in the sugar mixture. 


  1. Thank you for following me. I am now following you to. Your cookies look yummy.

  2. these are adorable, I might make these this weekend for my cookie party!

  3. I knew I was coming to a fab blog when I headed over here....those are totally something I need to try with the girls....we love baking:) I'm glad to be here. Be sure to link up to all of our hops....we don't care if you link up twice on them:) enjoy the day

  4. I used to make these every Christmas when I was younger. Seeing that picture brought back memories!

  5. mmmmmmm cookies . . . and they are so pretty!!

    Thanks so much for visiting and following my blog . . . I'm following you back as well :-)

    Have an awesome day . . . Gina
    . . . and many more!

  6. Those look so good and so neat! I just found you on a blog hop and am now following you. Would love a follow back ;)

    Happy Thursday!

  7. oh my goodness those look so yummy and cute!! I will have to see if I can find peppermint extract here!!

  8. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and the follow, I am here to return the love and I adore those cookies. Keep the recipes coming.

    Lisa @ Lesapea xx.

  9. Thanks so much for linking up to the 12 days of Christmas Goodies! Come back everyday in December and link up more goodies!

  10. They look so YUMMY, I can't wait to try these with the kids. We make cookie plates for various people in the family because buying presents for everyone is just not feasible, but boy they love the cookies! So these little gems will be on the plates this year...thanks so much for sharing! I have two blogs one for my etsy shop and one for zibbet, here are both:

    I would love for you to follow me on either..Happy Holidays to you and your family!


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