Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Perfect for holiday time, this candy cane cookies recipe looks gorgeous on a platter! Not only that, but they’re very fun to make and taste so yummy. Pick a time to do these cookies when you’re feeling creative — trust us, the end product will be worth it.

How To Make Candy Cane Cookies

Have cookies that taste festive with this candy cane cookies recipe. Having that popular bright peppermint taste that makes it a timeless favorite.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups unbleached flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp peppermint candy
  • ½ tsp red food coloring


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar then add the egg yolks and vanilla. Mix well.
  2. Sift flour and salt together and beat into the butter mixture until well mixed.
  3. When ready, divide the dough in half then add the red food coloring into one of the half.
  4. Using about a tablespoon of dough, roll a 4-inch strip of each color
  5. Place the two colored rolls side by side and press lightly together.
  6. Gently twist like a rope and place on an ungreased cookie sheet 1-inch apart.
  7. Curve the top like a candy cane, then sprinkle crushed peppermint candies on top.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes. Do not brown.
  9. Serve once cool!


  • Sugar: 8g
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  • Calcium: 7mg
  • Calories: 164kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 42mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 18mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Sodium: 30mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 295IU
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