Candy Cane Cookies

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It's Christmas Time = Christmas Cookie Time

Ingredients (for about 15 cookies):

* 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour (160 g)
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter (115 g)
* 1 large egg yolk
* 1/2 cup powdered sugar (60 g)
* 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
* 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
* 1/4 tsp food coloring

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Step 1: Step one: Make the dough

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Cream butter then add sugar, beat again
Add one egg yolk, vanilla extract and peppermint extract. Stir to combine
Add in flour into 2 additions (meaning, add half flour, beat, then add the other half, beat)
You should get a soft but firm dough.
Divide the dough into 2 balls.
Add a few drops of food coloring to one ball.
Cover both ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 min.

Step 2: Step 2: Shape your candies....oh, cookies

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Take a walnut sized piece of red (/pink) and a walnut sized piece of white dough. Roll each color on a lightly floured surface into a 10-12 cm long rope. Place the 2 ropes side by side and gently twist them together, pressing a bit to form a spiral. Shape by bending one end into a hook

Step 3: Step three: Bake

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Line cookies on a baking paper about 2 cm apart from each other
Bake at 180 C for about 10 min or until the edges of the cookies start browning.
Let cookies cool down completely on a wire rack

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nicnacnoo4 years ago
Roll on Christmas. Can't wait to give these a twist and a taste! They look great.
Have a Christmas blast!! nice cookie..

Merry Christmas!!
WARNING, I used icing sugar and magarine instead of powder sugar and butter and it was TERRIBLE, not the taste but the consistency of the dough, even after refridgeration, it fell apart very easily.
lukeyj154 years ago
OM NOM NOM NOM!!! These look delicious.
My family makes these with some almond extract which makes hem super delicious and suprising, who expects almond flavor from a candy cane?
vez874 years ago
Loved it, made it, ate it :)
My daughter is going to love making these with me. Excelente!!!
drawe214 years ago
Nice idea, I would recomend after you twist the colors togather, roll them between your counter and your hands to blend them and then they would be more level.
ExpatCucina (author)  drawe214 years ago
Yeah you are right! Thanks :)
maltesergr84 years ago
Another awesome recipe, Dani!! I'm baking this weekend & needed a new recipe, thanks ;-)
ExpatCucina (author)  maltesergr84 years ago
Thank you! Glad you like it :)