Candy Cane Cookies

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So this is Christmas
And what have you done
Another year over
And a new one just begun
Ans so this is Christmas
I hope you have fun
The near and the dear one
The old and the young

A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year…

ooohhhhhh, it’s Christmas, ok it’s almost Christmas, thing is I am already in Christmas mood and all I can think of now is:

me being home in less than 3 days

me doing Christmas shopping

me wrapping up presents

me unwrapping presents

me cooking lots of Christmas dishes

me eating lots of Christmas dishes

I LOVE Christmas!

And because I’m in  Christmas mood today it’s time to share these delightful Christmas cookies, first of a long list of Christmas cookies I am going to share with you!

Ingredients (for about 15 cookies):

  • 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour (160 g)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (115 g)
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (60 g)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1/4 tsp food coloring

In a bowl place butter

and beat it until creamy

Sift in powdered sugar

and stir well. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and peppermint extract and beat to combine

Add the flour in 2 additions. First add 1/2 cup

beat well

Add the other 1/2+1/4 cup

and beat until you get a very smooth dough

Remove half of the dough from the bowl, cover it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 min. Add to the other half a few drops of food coloring. Red is the one to use but I realized I only had pink food coloring, so that’s what I have used!

Wrap the other half in plastic paper and refrigerate 30 minutes as well

About 30 minutes later your dough should be nice and firm, ready to be shaped into Candy Cane!

Take a walnut sized piece of red (/pink) and a walnut sized piece of white dough

Roll each color on a lightly floured surface into a 10-12 cm long rope

Place the 2 ropes side by side and gently twist them together

pressing a bit to form a spiral

Shape by bending one end into a hook

let’s get a bit closer

Line cookies on a baking paper about 2 cm apart from each other

Bake at 180 C for about 10 min or until the edges of the cookies start browning.

Remove

Let cookies cool down completely on a wire rack

and enjoy, It’s Christmas!

Each cookie provides:

  • Calories: 105
  • Fat: 6.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10 g
  • Protein: 1 g


Christmas Candy Cane Divine Cookies,

About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.

2 comments on “Candy Cane Cookies

  1. Hi Daniela, your pictures are simply amazing! I have used them ( quoting your website of course) to illustrate our Candy Cane cookies recipe for kids ( I VERI biscotti di Babbo Natale );-) Thank you so much, Ivy

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