This candy cane Christmas cookie recipe is the perfect marriage of comfort and festive. It's a family favorite around here and it will become your favorite too.It's great for gifts, parties and just to have around during this special time of the year.Loved by both kids and adults, these candy cane cookies are a must this Christmas season!
- 3 whole peppermint candy
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
Put your candy canes in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them into pieces. I actually used a hammer, it worked better for me
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla and egg and mix well
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients (excluding the powdered sugar) until dough forms.
Gently mix in the crushed candy canes until just combined.
Pour powdered sugar on a large plate.
Roll a tablespoon sized amount of dough into a ball and roll it in the powdered sugar, shaking off the excess.
Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 9-10 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and the cookies have a matte sheen to them. Remove and let sit for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
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