Cream Cheese Candy Cane Cookies- Pillsbury

"From Pillsbury. Uses a cake mix, sounds super easy!"
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Ready In:
3 dozen


  • 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 1/4 teaspoon food coloring


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

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  1. Funandsweet623
    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.
  2. Heather ND
    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.
  3. Wyo_Krista_Cooks
    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 :)


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