Candy Cane Cookies

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About: An Italian living in China with a passion for cooking. I grew up in a picturesque town called Lecce nestled on the “heel of the boot”, Italy’s southern tip, between the Adriatic and Ionian ...

Intro: Candy Cane Cookies


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

Step 1: Step One: Make the Dough


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


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


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


For more recipes check out my cooking blog: www.expatcucina.com


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    pradatimon13

    2 years ago

    EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    nicnacnoo

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Roll on Christmas. Can't wait to give these a twist and a taste! They look great.

    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.

    My family makes these with some almond extract which makes hem super delicious and suprising, who expects almond flavor from a candy cane?

    Candy cane cookies are traditional, and I'm pretty sure Betty Crocker wasn't the first to come up with the idea.

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    ExpatCucina

    7 years ago on Introduction

    LOL What? I m Italian, I dont read Betty Crocker's and isn't that a brand?
    Anywyas I am not sure I am not the only one knowing/making these cookies so relax kaleethecolorful and smile. It's Christmas time :)

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    drawe21

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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