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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

  • Cook Time: 49 Minutes
  • Yield: 48 cookies

Festive butter cookies with crushed peppermint candy both in the dough and sprinkled on top!

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp. Red Food Color
  • ½ tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 c. butter
  • ½ c. all-purpose flour
  • ½ c. crushed peppermint candy, divided
  • ¼ c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ c. ground almonds
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Combine butter, powdered sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Add flour and salt, beating until well mixed.
  3. Divide dough in half. Blend 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candy and red food coloring into one half; mix the ground almonds into the remaining white dough.
  4. Using 1 teaspoon of the red dough, roll into a 4-inch strip. Repeat with the white dough. Place strips side by side; press lightly together and twist like a rope. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle of cane. (Note: roll dough strips and form canes one at a time to prevent dough from drying out and becoming difficult to handle).
  5. Bake 9 minutes, until lightly browned. Combine remaining peppermint candy and sugar in small bowl. While still warm sprinkle cookies with peppermint candy/sugar mixture.