Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookie Recipe

Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at


Chances are, almost everything you need to make these classic buttery goodies is already in your kitchen.

Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookie Recipe

Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

¾ tsp. salt

½ cup red-hot candies, crushed

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Red food coloring, optional

2 Tbsp. coarse sugar

In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Divide dough in half.  Mix red-hots and cinnamon into one half; tint with food coloring if desired.

Shape 1 ½ teaspoons plain dough into a 4 ½ inch rope.  Shape 1 ½ teaspoons red dough into a 4 ½ inch rope.  On an UNGREASED baking sheet, place ropes side, place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist.  Curve top of each cookie down to form handle of cane.  Repeat with remaining plain and red dough, placing 2 inches apart on baking sheets.  Sprinkle with coarse sugar.

Bake at 375 F. for 7 – 10 minutes or until lightly browned.  Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container.

(Recipe for Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies was in Taste of Home Best Loved Cookies & Candies, December 31, 2012 issue)

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