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candy cane cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

Soft, chewy and so pepperminty, these candy cane cookies are the perfect christmas cookie! The best way to enjoy a candy cane.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 whole candy canes crushed (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray, line with parchment paper or use silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • Place candy canes into a plastic food storage bag and crush using a rolling pin. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla and egg. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir all dry ingredients together in a small bowl and then in pour into the mixer and slowly mix until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of the bowl and mix again briefly. Stir in crushed candy canes.
  • Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on the baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begins to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

If using a nonstick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 11mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 169IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword candy cane cookies, christmas cookies
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