Candy Cane Cookies (Or Cutouts!)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 9 mins

My best friend in college gave me this recipe from her mom's collection. They're wonderful as written, however, add a little extra flour to the dough, skip tinting half red, and you have the most delicious sugar cookie dough for cookie cutouts I've ever had! I've used this dough for Xmas Cutouts for over a decade now. I use the icing from Kittencal's Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies W/ Icing That Hardens.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat together butter, powdered sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla.
  2. Mix together flour and salt, and add to the wet ingredients, stirring until well-combined.
  3. Divide dough in half. Add red food coloring to half the dough. Roll even logs 1/2" wide of red dough, then white dough. Twist together and bend top to form cane shape.
  4. Bake on ungreased sheet for 9 minute at 375 deg. Can be sprinkled with a crushed candy cane and sugar mixture while still warm.


Most Helpful

I followed the recipe exactly, but I couldn't roll them out! The dough just kept falling apart. So I adlibbed and marbleized the 2 colours into round cookies instead. They were delicious! And everyone appreciated them in their Christmas tins of goodies!

LetsBeSuperFriends May 09, 2012

Had a great time making these and was festive *yummy too*
Thank you

tlchemist December 24, 2011

unfortunately, despite following directions exactly (other than swapping the quantities of almond and vanilla extracts, as we wanted almond-y cookies), these were the greasiest, weirdest, most tasteless cookies I've ever made. I'm sorry to say it, but I don't understand what happened. They looked pretty decent, but tasted badly enough that I had to toss the whole batch.

sareet taylor December 04, 2010

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