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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane cookies recipe that is so fun for families and friends to make with the kids. These cookies immediately infuse you with the holiday spirit!

Course cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 38 kcal
Author Five Silver Spoons


  • 1 cup butter or regular flavor crisco shortening
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Red gel food coloring


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla and almond extracts thoroughly in standing mixer with paddle attachment.
  3. Sift flour and mix with salt.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into shortening mixture.
  5. Create two dough balls, one for the red dough and one for white.
  6. Roll a 4 inch strip of each color, place the strips side by side and twist like a rope.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. When the tops are slightly browned, it is time to take the canes out of the oven.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Christmas cookie recipe book.

Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 38
% Daily Value*
Potassium 11mg0%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.