Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Candy Cane Cookies




It never truly feels like Christmas time until I make the first batch of Christmas cookies. We love to experiment with all sorts of different fun recipes and colors for Christmas, but these easy peppermint cookies are some of our favorites. My kids love helping crush the candy canes and then rolling the dough in them, there is something for even little hands to do when you are making these cookies! 


You will need:



Mix up your cookie mix with the egg and butter according to the package directions. Unwrap you candy canes and place them in a plastic bag. Using a rolling pin or a rubber mallet, smash the candy canes into tiny pieces. I am pretty sure this step is half the reason my kids love baking with me at Christmas time.


Split you dough into two equal sections. Add red food coloring to one section and work it into the dough until you like the color.


For each cookie, take a pinch of the sugar cookie dough and a pinch of the red cookie dough and lightly roll them together. After they are rolled together, roll some of the cookies in the crushed candy cane bits and leave some to top with chocolate peppermint candies after the cookies bake.


Place all of the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and put them in the fridge for a couple of hours. Something about the candy cane bits make these cookies spread too much, so chilling them for a little while helps help them turn out perfect. Bake the cookies according to the package. 


Once the cookies are baked, pull them out of the oven. Let them cool for about 5 minutes and then add a chocolate peppermint to each cookie, or if you like them extra chocolate-y like we do, add one candy, let it melt and then top it with another. Seriously, we discovered this way of adding chocolate candy to our cookies by accident but we have stuck with it because it is so good!


What kinds of Christmas cookies are you making this year?

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20 comments:

Allison said...

These are so cute! I love this time of year and all of the delicious cookie recipes!

Emily Glover said...

These cookies look so perfect for the Christmas season. I am so excited for all things baking and Christmas.

Terri Steffes said...

I have 15 cookies on my list this year but now there might be 16. I love peppermint cookies!

Taylor Mobley said...

These cookies look SO delicious. I love Christmas cookies and the christmas season in general. I love cookie recipes. Thanks so much for sharing these. :) I can't wait to try!

The Freckled Rose said...

These look super yummy! I love making a different kind of cookie each week during the holiday season. Definitely adding this recipe to my must bake list :)

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

These look lovely! I'm not quite sure what cookies I'll be making this holiday season, but I know there will be candy cane involved! - jeanine

Kristin Carbery said...

These look yummy and I love peppermint cookies. We love making cut outs and letting the girls decorate them. Always a favorite.

galatealily said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like some great Christmas cookies for the kids (and adults) around the Holidays! I better start running more this winter, because I'll be eating a ton of cookies! LOL.

Kiwi said...

Christmas Time calls for Christmas cookies. I love this recipe I bet it is good and perfect for the season!

Roxanne Ferber said...

Yum! So pretty too! We love peppermint sugar cookies at Christmas in our house!

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

There is just something about making the first batch of Christmas cookies that marks the beginning of the Christmas season! These would be great to add to my collection of cookie recipes

Rebecca Bryant said...

Yummy!1 I lvoe sugar cookies they are my go to at the holidays. I like this twist on them with the peppermint. Will have to try it.

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These cookies are perfect for serving during the holidays. I love sugar cookies and I also enjoy baking for Christmas. I'm going to have to try this recipe this year.

Reesa Lewandowski said...

I love peppermint in cookies! I love getting this mix. It makes it so much easier.

Kristin Swenson said...
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Kristin Swenson said...

Those look so delish! And they're so pretty too. They would be great to bring to a cookie swap with your favorite ladies!

CourtneyLynne said...

Omg can we say yum?!?! These cookies look absolutely amazing!! Must give your recipe a try

Rachel Catherine said...

I love candy canes cookies. We usually make ones that look like real candy canes. What a great time of the year!

Debbie-jean Lemonte said...

This is really cool. I love how you incorporate the mint into the baked goods. Are you going to try with something else?

Christina Aliperti said...

These are so pretty and look delicious. I am doing some grocery shopping tomorrow so I will buy what I need to make them.

 
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