The dough was a disaster. I followed the recipe exactly and when I got it out of the fridge after 4 hours it was so hard I could barely get it out of the bowl. When I did finally get it out, it was so sticky that after making 8 cookies even my 3 year old didn't want to touch it anymore. I had to scrape the remaining dough off the table with a knife since that was tho only wat to get it off. We baked the ones we made and they were okay but they sort of taste like flour and water with mint extact.
These cookies taste great and are addictive, but the dough is hopelessly soft and sticky. So, there's no way I'm going to be making them as anything but normal round cookies. So, 5 stars for taste, 1 star for actually being able to make anything decorative with the dough.
What a great addition to my cookie tray! It was simple to make. I just rolled out a few ropes at a time and then twisted the red and white ones together. No problems with the dough, but I got distracted halfway through and needed to re-refridgerate because it can become too soft. But the results were cute candy canes and helped make a very pretty assortment of cookies this year.
Delicious cookies!! The dough was great to work with - my kids had so much fun helping. I agree about the whole teaspoon of peppermint (or even more) for a nice minty flavor. Thanks for sharing the recipe!