Candy Cane Cookies

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"This is my children's almost favorite cookie at Christmas. They love them."

Original recipe yields 24 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (37.6 g)
  • Calories 140.8
  • Total Fat - 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 19.2 mg
  • Sodium - 183.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 12.7 g
  • Protein - 1.9 g
  • Calcium - 51.9 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Cream butter and sugar till fluffy; beat in egg, lemon rind, and vanilla.

Step 2

Add the milk alternately with the dry ingredients.

Step 3

Put one-half of the dough in a medium bowl and add a few drops of red coloring till you have the color desired; leave the other part dough color.

Step 4

Roll strip, one of each color, the size of a pencil and about 6" long; put them side by side.

Step 5

Pinch together and twist into a rope and shape into a candy cane.

Step 6

Place 1" apart on ungreased sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Just got done making these to round out my cookie trays. They were fun to make and delicious to eat!

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(25 Dec 2020)


I made these with my little nephew. We had so much fun! We each had one and agree they are super yummy. He was happy to go home with a bag full!

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(20 Dec 2020)


I wanted to do some baking with my 5 year old son for Christmas and he wanted to make these. We had such a blast making them together and we all loved them!

review by:
(28 Apr 2020)

Java Joanne

I made these especially for the grandchildren and they were delighted! They are so cute on cookie trays for the holidays. A must have for us from now on!

review by:
(25 Apr 2020)


These are a must have in my goodie bags for family and friends. We loved them and they will be made every Christmas from now on. So festive and so delicious!

(28 Dec 2013)


A must have for Christmas along with sugar cookies. So cute and delicious too!

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(19 Dec 2013)