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Awesome Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

 

These turned out perfect. Nice and crispy on the outside with a soft melt in the mouth explosion on the inside. I was really impressed. A bit like shortbread with a minty twist.

Yield

48

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

2

hrs

 

Ingredients

1 cup butter
softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
*
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour, all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup candy canes
finely crushed
*
3 tablespoons sugar
granulated

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375℉ (190℃).

In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the egg and the peppermint and vanilla extracts and beat until well blended.

Gradually add the flour and salt; mix well.

Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.

Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.

In a shallow bowl, combine the crushed candy canes and the granulated sugar; mix well.

Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls then roll each ball in the candy cane mixture; place on the baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned.

Immediately remove from the baking sheets and place on wire racks to cool.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+14

about 7 years

These turned out perfect. Nice and crispy on the outside with a soft melt in the mouth explosion on the inside. I was really impressed. A bit like shortbread with a minty twist.

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Comments

Eric
England
 about 7 years ago

These cookies are yummy, my kids could not stop eating them, they were so handy and the flavor was just soooo good.

breezyauzette
Washington State
 over 6 years ago

These look wonderful and a very much needed spin on similar cookies I make for Christmas each year. Thank you so much for sharing.


Mecosta, United States
 about 6 years ago

i hope they turn out well :), i am making them for my Social Studies Class:)

happyzhangbo
Lindsay, Canada
 about 6 years ago

We actually made these cookies last Christmas, and we brought them to our Christmas Eve dinner at friends' home, everybody loved these cookies; hopefully people you are making for will enjoy them too, Merry Christmas :)

johnpoll
Bombay, India
 about 6 years ago

So nice biscuit and superb recipe...

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 16g (0.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 7151% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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