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4-Ingredient Candy Cane Cookies

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4-Ingredient Candy Cane Cookies
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 36
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Candy cane cookies are a must-make treat for the holiday season, and now they're easier to make than ever before! Our recipe comes together with four simple ingredients, and they're delish. Make our candy cane Christmas cookies with your family this season!
Updated Oct 20, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, crumble dough; stir or knead in flour and peppermint extract. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) Divide dough into 2 portions. Place 1 portion in small bowl; add food color. Stir or knead until well blended.
  • 3
    Roll scant tablespoonfuls of each color of dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. On floured surface, arrange alternating white and red dough balls, in a row 4 across,. Dough balls should be just touching together. Repeat with remaining dough to make additional rows and create a large rectangle. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick.
  • 4
    Cut with floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch cane-shaped cookie cutter; place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Reroll dough, and cut additional cookies. Sprinkle with sparkling sugar.
  • 5
    Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set and edges just begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Wearing food-safe plastic gloves makes mixing food color in the cookie dough easier and protects hands from staining! Single-use plastic gloves can be found at most large retailers.
  • tip 2
    As you reroll the dough, it will become more marbled with the colors becoming more muted, but just as pretty.
  • tip 3
    You can use any of your favorite holiday cookie cutters with this dough.
  • tip 4
    For best results, bake cookies one sheet at a time in center of oven.
  • tip 5
    These candy cane sugar cookies are lovely with their freeform colors and a sprinkle of sparkling sugar, but you can outline the candy canes with frosting around the edges of the cookies, too.

Nutrition Information

60 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 9g Total Carbohydrate, 4g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
4g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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