Candy Cane Cookies - Sandra Lee

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by megs_

I remember making these as a little girl with my mom and grandmother. This is Sandra Lee's recipe from - so simple, but ohhh so good. Caution: they are addictive! :)

Top Review by Chef RZ Fan

Just saw I forgot to review this.
Great Recipe and fun to make both the cookies & the special memories.
Thanks for posting this one !

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (17 1/2 ounce) box sugar cookie mix
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 13 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 12 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for surface
  • red food coloring
  • 1 12 teaspoons peppermint extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine sugar cookie mix, melted butter, egg, cream cheese, and flour; mix together to form dough. Separate dough into 2 equal portions and place in 2 different bowls.
  3. Add red food coloring gradually to 1 bowl of dough, kneading together until desired shade of red is created.
  4. To second bowl of uncolored dough, add peppermint extract and knead together.
  5. On a floured work surface, shape each dough into balls and then roll each ball into 1/4-inch-wide ropes, each about 6 inches long.
  6. For each cookie, carefully twist some of the red and white ropes of dough together and shape into a candy cane. Spread candy canes out on cookie sheets and bake on the top shelf of the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool before serving.

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