Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookie

Just a hint of peppermint and everything begins to feel like Christmas! I love that line from the song! Mix peppermint and cookies and you have this sweet Christmas treat!

 

Candy Cane CookiesPeppermint Candy Cane

1 c. sugar

1 c butter, softened

½ c. milk

1 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. peppermint extract

1 egg

3 ½ c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

¼ tsp. salt

½ tsp. red food coloring

2 Tbl. hard peppermint candy, finely crushed

2 Tbl. sugar

 

In a large bowl mix together 1 cup of sugar, butter, milk, vanilla , peppermint extract and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. Divide dough in half and add food coloring into half of dough. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.Favorite-Things

 

Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together peppermint candy and 2 tablespoons sugar; set aside. For each candy cane, shape 1 teaspoon of dough from each dough half into 4-inch ropes by rolling back and forth on a floured surface. Place 1 red and 1 white rope side by side; press together lightly and twist to create a candy cane. Place on a non-greased cookie sheet and bake 9-12 minutes or until set and very light brown. Immediately sprinkle candy mixture over cookies. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely.

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