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Candy Cane Cookies III

Candy Cane Cookies III

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Great Christmas cookie!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 90 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, white sugar and confectioners' sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and peppermint extracts. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover or wrap dough and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Divide dough into halves. Color one half red by mixing in the food color. Roll a small amount of each dough into a 2 inch long worm. Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane. Place onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed candy cane and remaining white sugar. Roll hot cookies in the sugar mixture.
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Reviews

AOLGUIN05
76
12/8/2007

My mom has made these cookies every Christmas since I can remember and they've always been my favorite! Her original recipe came from a 1980 Parenting magazine and instead of rolling the hot cookies in the crushed candy cane, we've always mixed a little bit of water with confectioner's sugar and brushed it on the tops of the cooled cookies and then rolled them in the crushed candy cane. Works great!

Lauren Heroux
67
12/17/2004

These cookies are delicious... I really liked the crushed candy cane bits on top... though, I had a little trouble getting it to stick... even hot out of the oven... but if you put it on before they go in the oven, the will melt. If you are looking for a quicker method of making these cookies... I got tired of rolling out all the pieces towards the end of my baking, so I made one big log out of the two colors and put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes... then I cut off slices of the dough and baked them... they looked beautiful, and tasted just as good!!

CHRISTYL1
45
6/7/2006

These are really good. I'd add at least 1 tsp of peppermint extract though. I crushed some candy canes and put them in with the red dough and only put sugar on top and I prefer them that way, the candy canes can be a bit sticky on top. I'll make these again!