ArnoldVinette's Recipe Reviews
Posted 12/24/2010 4:28:25 PM
Candy Cane Cookies
My Second Attempt:
First read the instructions (almost completely) and did NOT include the 1/2 cup of broken up candy canes in the cookie dough.
As soon as the candy cane cookie dough was made I split it into three parts. 1/2 white dough 1/4 red dough 1/4 green dough. Food color was used to color the dough red and green.
The dough was then immediately rolled into the Candy Canes skipping the 4 hours in the fridge. (I forgot to read that part in my rush to get baking.)
The colored dough I found rolled out nicely, while the white dough seemed to break apart more easily when rolled. The food color had something to do with this better rolling ability.
However no problems making the Candy Cane cookies with red and white strips, green and white strips, and red and green strips.
This recipe easily fills up two cookie sheets.
The cookies were baked for 12 minutes at 375F and the results were ideal.
All the candy cane cookies came off the cookie sheet intact, a BIG first for me!
And the taste. YUMMY! Maybe its because this is my first time baking but the recipe seems to be just fine. I do not understand the initial negative comments that this Candy Cane recipe is bland. I find these Candy Cane cookies to taste just fine.
I did use margarine instead of butter but this should not have made a difference.
Posted 12/24/2010 4:25:34 PM
Candy Cane Cookies
My First Attempt:
Accidentally included the broken up 1/2 cup of candy cane's in the cookie dough. This made the candy cane dough a little difficult to roll out. However with perseverance I succeeded.
Including broken up Candy Canes in the cookie dough is a very bad idea. The candy cane pieces melted out of the cookie dough and made a REAL mess on the cookie tray. My fault.
All the Candy Cane cookies broke coming off the cookie sheet as they were glued to it by the melted broken up candy canes in the dough. Do not accidentally put broken up candy canes in your dough!