Christmas Candy Cane Cookies


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These sweet buttery cookies can be served on Christmas Eve. Children as well as adults will love these colourful cane shaped cookies.

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Christmas Candy Cane Cookies recipe - How to make Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 54 cookies

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter or margarine , softened
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 egg
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red food color
2 tbsp finely crushed peppermint candies
2 tbsp sugar
Method
    Method
  1. Combine 1 cup sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract and egg in large bowl, mix well.
  2. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt, mix well until dough forms.
  3. Divide dough in half. Stir food color into 1 half. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  4. Stir together peppermint candy and 2 tablespoon sugar, keep aside.
  5. For each candy cane, shape 1 rounded teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope by rolling back and forth on floured surface.
  6. Place 1 red and white rope side by side, press together lightly and twist to form a spiral.
  7. Repeat with the remaining dough to make more cookies.
  8. Place them on ungreased cookie sheet, curve the top of cookie down to form handle of cane.
  9. Bake in a pre-heated oven 190°c (375°f) for 9 to 12 minutes or until set and very light brown.
  10. Once baked immediately sprinkle candy mixture over cookies.
  11. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container.


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This recipe was contributed by Madhu Parwani on 31 Dec 2016


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