Peppermint Candy Canes

Peppermint Candy Canes

Looking for a distinctive dessert? Then check out these peppermint candy cane cookies – a tasty treat that’s perfect for Christmas holidays.

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cup butter, softened
cup shortening
cup sugar
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
teaspoon peppermint extract
drops red food color
3 1/2
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat butter, shortening and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, peppermint extract and food color until mixed.
  2. Place dough in cookie press. Fit 1/2-inch star template in press. On ungreased large cookie sheets, press 15-inch lines of dough 3 inches apart. Score at 3-inch intervals. Pull top of dough into a curve, forming candy cane.
  3. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Immediately and carefully remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks; cool completely.
  4. Place waxed paper under cooling racks. In small resealable freezer plastic bag, place candy coating; seal bag. Microwave on High 1 minute or until softened. Gently squeeze bag until coating is smooth; cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe coating diagonally over each candy cane for striped effect. Move position of cookie before coating sets completely so coating doesn’t adhere to cooling rack.
Makes 5 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The cookies are very fragile when they are warm, but are quite sturdy once they are cooled. To remove them from the cookie sheet, slide the spatula under the curved end first.
Once the cookies are cooled, they can be stacked in containers; they won’t stick together or break easily.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 40
    • (Calories from Fat 20),
  • Total Fat 2 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 1g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 20mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 4g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 2g),
  • Protein 0g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 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 Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.