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Candy Cane Cookies recipe

Candy Cane Cookies recipe

These fun-to-make holiday cookies are shapedlike candy canes, baked, frosted and then sprinkled with realcrushed candy canes.

Recipe: Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1 cup chopped almonds
2 cups all-purpose flourIcing:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Approximately 4 to 6 crushed candy canes

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • For Cookies: Combine butter, sugar, saltand flavoring into large electric mixer bowl and beat until fluffy.Stir in almonds and flour until well blended.
  • Roll a heaping tablespoon of dough intoa rope and form into a candy cane shape. Place on well-butteredor parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat using all of the doughto make 20 to 24 cookies.
  • Bake until slightly browned, 15 to 17minutes. Cool on pan until slightly firm, then carefully removeto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • For icing: Stir powdered sugar and milktogether. Add food coloring, if desired. Drizzle on cookies andsprinkle with crushed candy canes

    Makes about 2 dozen.

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.

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