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Candy Cane Cookies

Spice Islands®

Candy Cane Cookies


  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 49 minutes

48 cookies


1 cup butter

1 cup powdered sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract

1 egg yolk

2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy, divided

1/2 teaspoon food color, red

1/4 cup ground almonds

1/4 cup granulated sugar


Preheat oven to 375º F.

Combine butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and salt, beating until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Blend 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy and red food coloring into one half; mix the ground almonds into the remaining white dough.

Using 1 teaspoon of the red dough, roll into a 4-inch strip. Repeat with the white dough. Place strips side by side; press lightly together and twist like a rope. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of cane. (Note: roll dough strips and form canes one at a time to prevent dough from drying out and becoming difficult to handle).

Bake 9 minutes, until lightly browned. Combine remaining peppermint candy and sugar in small bowl. While still warm sprinkle cookies with peppermint candy/sugar mixture.

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