Cream Cheese Candy Cane Cookies- Pillsbury

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 9 mins

From Pillsbury. Uses a cake mix, sounds super easy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) pillsbury white cake mix
  • 14 teaspoon red gel food coloring or 14 teaspoon food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In large bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, egg; blend well.
  3. Add cake mix; mix until well blended.
  4. Divide dough in half.
  5. Add coloring to half of dough; blend well for even red color.
  6. For each cookie, measure 1 teaspoon white and 1 teaspoon red dough.
  7. Roll out each into 4 inch ropes.
  8. Place ropes side by side.
  9. Lightly roll together; twist.
  10. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet; shape each to resemble a candy cane.
  11. Bake at 350 for 7 to 9 minutes.
  12. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.


Most Helpful

These taste wonderful! I made them last year and forgot to reate them. I have to agree with Heather though they are very labor intensive because the dough (no matter how long I cooled it) was so moist and sticky forever to form, and I ended up making huge cookies jsut to get them made.

Funandsweet623 December 13, 2008

I made these for a Christmas cookie exchange at work. I really like the idea of these. The dough was impossible to roll out however. It was way to moist and just wouldn't work. I ended up just rolling the dough into a cookie sheet and using cut out of candy canes (they wouldn't transfer from the table to the cookie sheet without falling apart). I sprinkled crushed peppermint and sugar on the top of them. They tasted great, just didn't turn out the way that I wanted them to.

Heather ND December 28, 2007

This is my son's favorite Christmas cookie. He asked me today if we were going to make them this year and I thought it was sweet that he remembered them but I had NO IDEA where I had put the recipe. SO THANKS for posting. If I could only be so organized :)

Wyo_Krista_Cooks November 18, 2007

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