Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

How To Make Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

Our candy cane cookies are the perfect holiday cookies to bake for your next Christmas party! Whip up these sweet treats with just a few ingredients.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 9 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 34 minutes



  • 1cupunsalted butter,at room temperature
  • 1cupconfectioners’ sugar,sifted
  • 1large egg
  • tsppeppermint extract
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspsalt
  • tspred food coloring


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Mix in the egg, peppermint extract and vanilla.

  3. Add in the flour and salt, then mix well.

  4. Divide the dough in half, then stir the red food coloring in one of the halves of dough.

  5. Shape both doughs into a disk, then wrap them in plastic wrap.

  6. Refrigerate at least 4 hours.

  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  8. Line the cookie sheets with silicone cookie mats or parchment paper.

  9. For each candy cane, pinch off a rounded teaspoon of each dough, then roll them into a rope, about 4 inches long.

  10. Place the red and the white ropes next to each other, then pinch them together at the top.

  11. Twist the two doughs together, then gently bend the top into a hook. Place directly on the prepared cookie sheets.

  12. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until the cookies are set.

  13. When cookies are cool enough to handle, very carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

  14. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 147.64kcal
  • Fat: 8.02g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.95g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.08g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.39g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.96g
  • Fiber: 0.42g
  • Sugar: 4.97g
  • Protein: 1.96g
  • Cholesterol: 28.09mg
  • Sodium: 75.99mg
  • Calcium: 5.97mg
  • Potassium: 22.40mg
  • Iron: 0.77mg
  • Vitamin A: 68.09µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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