Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

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From the kitchen of Madeline Jewett

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
10-12 minutes
3 dozen
Fun to make with kids, Kid friendly


2/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons red food coloring


  1. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cream butter in large mixing bowl, gradually adding sugar.

  3. Beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, egg yolk, vanilla, beat well.

  4. Mix flour, soda, salt in small mixing bowl. Add to creamed mixture, stir well.

  5. Divide dough in half. Tint one-half with red food coloring.

  6. Wrap each half in wax paper. Chill 2 hours.

  7. Shape into long skinny ropes approximately 1/4 inch wide, six inches long, on a lightly floured surface.

  8. Place plain ropes and red ropes together, and twist gently.

  9. Place on greased cookie sheet and shape into candy canes.

  10. Bake for 10 -12 minutes.

  11. Cool lightly on cookie sheet and remove to wire rack.


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sami1234 says:

i make a diffrent recipe before but these r yum

12/24/2012 12:34:27 PM

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