Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies are super fun if you have little ones to help with the rolling out and shaping.  It is like play dough and baking combined! The peppermint gives a bit of bite. Perfect with hot chocolate or coffee.

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Candy Cane Cookies
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Candy Cane Cookies are super fun if you have little ones to help with the rolling out and shaping.  It is like play dough and baking combined! The peppermint gives a bit of bite. Perfect with hot cocoa or coffee.
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Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 4 hours
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
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Instructions
Mix
  1. Using a Kitchenaid mixer (or large bowl and wooden spoon), cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in milk, egg, vanilla and peppermint extract.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt.
  4. Divide dough in half and tint one half with red food colouring.
  5. Cover both doughs and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours, preferably overnight.
Shape
  1. For each cookie, roll 1 teaspoon of each dough into a 4 inch rope.
  2. Place one red and one white rope side by side and press them firmly together
  3. Twist the dough to make a candy cane.
  4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and make a hook at the top of the candy cane.
Bake
  1. Bake 9 to 11 minutes per batch at 175 C until set.
  2. Remove and cool on wire rack.