Candy Cane Cookies Recipe - Home Cooking Memories

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe - Home Cooking Memories

This Candy Cane Cookies recipe is a family-favorite cookie that creates sweet holiday memories. Made from a simple cookie dough recipe, with plenty of festive peppermint flavor, the colorful dough is twisted to look like a real candy cane. Always a favorite at Christmas parties and cookie exchanges.

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When I was little, there were only two cookies that I vividly remember my mom making for Christmas. One was Russian Teacakes and while I certainly didn’t turn them down, they weren’t my favorite. But there was one cookie that my mom made for Christmas that I loved: Candy Cane Cookies.


  • 1 cup real butter (with the REAL® Seal)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Red food coloring gel
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
Read the whole recipe on Homemade Living