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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Old-fashioned peppermint Candy Cane Cookies.

Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Candy Cane Cookies, Christmas Cookies
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 120 kcal


  • 2 sticks of butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon of red food coloring
  • For the glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk


  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add egg, vanilla and peppermint extract, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
  3. Reduce mixer speed and add flour and salt, mixing until well combined.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. In the bowl of the stand mixer, combine 1/2 the cookie dough with red food coloring.
  6. Shape cookie dough into disc and cover tightly with plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate one hour or up to overnight.
  8. Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Measure one tablespoon of each color dough and gently roll into 6 inch long log shapes.
  10. Twist cookie dough together and transfer to parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet.
  11. Chill shaped cookie dough for 15 minutes before baking.
  12. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies are a very light golden brown.
  13. While the cookies are baking, prepare peppermint glaze. Spoon over cookies after they have cooled slightly.
Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 12IU0%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.