Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Bonjour guys!
In my last post, I told you about a batch of cookies I made and fell positively in love with. I call it: Candy Cane Sugar Cookies, I originally found a basic simple recipe, made a couple of changes and added a Christmas twist. These are sweet but it is not overpowering, and the candy gives it a minty sweet surprise when bitten into.

Each time I bake them I have to force myself not to sit down and eat them all. I love how simple and quick the recipe is, no more than 15-20minutes. Now that Christmastide is getting closer and closer this recipe is perfect for all of those parties and events that you're unexpectedly invited to. These will certainly be a crowd pleaser and soon they'll be asking for a recipe.

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Before starting there are two ways to crush the candy canes. 
  1. Place them in a plastic/ziplock bag and hit/roll them over with a rolling pin.
  2. In a mortar and pestle place the candy canes, crush and grind them into little pieces.
I prefer to use the second method as it is less messy and doesn't hurt my countertops. But to prevent damaging your countertops just place a (thick) cutting board underneath and roll/hit the candy canes to your content.
So let's get started!

The ingredients:

1 Cup of butter (room temp)
1 Cup of sugar
1 Egg
2 1/2 Tsp of vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 tsp of baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

1/2 Cup crushed candy canes

Here we go, instructions:

  1. Right after you obtain all of your ingredients, turn the oven on at 350℉ (or for my fellow Canadians 150℃) to preheat it. Now we can get cooking!
  2. First things first, cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl for about a minute or until light and fluffy.
  3. Then add the egg and the vanilla extract to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until well combined.
  4. In a smaller bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and the crushed candy canes. Mix thoroughly. 
    • Heads up, the mixture might turn a bit pink-ish because of the candy canes. Sometimes it will happen other times not, depending on the candy and brand.
  5. Slowly add in the flour mixture into the egg and sugar mix. Combine well, scrape the side of the bowl to get everything well mixed. Make 1-inch balls (or smaller/larger as you desire) and place them 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
    • I like to press the cookies lightly with a fork to give them a cuter look. You could sprinkle sugar on top of them or make some fun shapes with it.
  6. Place the baking tray into the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cookies have set into a golden look. Allow about 5 minutes to cool and then enjoy with milk or coffee!

Related: Chocolaty Brownies 

And that is it! It is a simple and delicious recipe that the whole family will certainly love. The cookies in the picture below were made with candy canes that are multiple colours. Which end up giving them a more colorful look!

The recipe card:

These cookies are simple and effortless to make since most of the ingredients you already have. It is easy to replace the candy canes with raisins or chocolate chips if desired. Perfect if unexpected guests are coming or you have a sugar craving, for it doesn't take plenty of time.

Have you tried it out? What did you think? What else are you making for the holiday season?

Hope you enjoy
Til next time
Loren Cami 

1 comment

  1. These look super good! I’m planing on making Christmas cookies here soon and I think I’m going tries these out as well.

    Jordan |


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