Candy Cane Cookies from Gold Medal® Flour

Candy Cane Cookies from Gold Medal® Flour


"Peppermint-flavored red and white candy cane cookies are fun to make and a festive addition to your holiday cookie tray."


1 h 15 m servings 113 cals
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Original recipe yields 32 servings



  • Calories:
  • 113 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 13g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 22 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the cream, egg yolks, vanilla, and peppermint extract and mix thoroughly. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  2. Remove half of the dough from the mixing bowl and shape into a ball. To the remaining half, add the red food coloring and beat on low speed until well blended. Shape the red dough in a ball. Cover each ball of dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. Take a walnut-sized piece of red dough and a walnut-sized piece of white dough. Separately, roll each color on a lightly floured surface, into a 6-inch rope. Place ropes side by side; gently press together and twist the two ropes to form a spiral. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Curve the top of the cookie to form a cane shape.
  5. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until set, rotating sheets halfway through. Do not overbake. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets before removing to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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  1. 16 Ratings


I've been making this recipe for several years now and it's an easy recipe for kids to help make the dough and the dough freezes well if you feel like making extra for another time. I've made us...

This is one of my husband's most favorite holiday cookies! They are time consuming, but worth the effort. My mother in law has been making them for many years. She also crushes up candy canes...

This is a great recipe. I had to use wax paper with some flour strewn across it before taking the dough and shaping it into the cane shapes. These are very flimsy and fall apart easily- do NOT a...

The smell brought me back to my mom making these when I was young! I thought the ratios were great. Made a wonderful dough, and when baked the texture was perfect! My ONLY suggestion, was that t...

This dough is missing something, or has too much of something. I'm thinking both. I'm thinking the cream was not needed. I'm thinking it needed at LEAST another cup of flour. It chilled in my fr...

My mother made these when I was a child and they were my all time favorite. Thanks for bringing them back around. I will be making these for my granddaughter. (Even if her mother won't let her e...

My family loves making these! I didn't change anything with this recipe. They come out so soft and fluffy every time too!

I really liked the taste of the cookies but the dough was really hard to work with, to twist the way they showed in the picture. So, to make this easier for my 5 year old and I we just mushed t...

What a great recipe. We did not have any peppermint oil since the stores were all out on christmas eve. Used more vanilla instead. We melted some andes mints and drizzled them across the cookies...