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Spritz Candy Cane Cookies

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Spritz Candy Cane Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 84
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Have fun creating these candy canes, made with a cookie press and two colors of peppermint-flavored dough.
Updated Oct 29, 2019

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash salt
  • 6 drops red food color
  • 15 hard peppermint candies, finely crushed
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Add peppermint extract and egg; beat until well combined. Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  • 2
    Divide dough in half. To 1 half, add food color; mix until well blended and uniform in color.
  • 3
    Attach star template to cookie press. With press lying on its side, fill one side with half of white dough; fill other side with half of pink dough. Press dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, forming 4-inch strips. Bend tops of each strip to form cane shape. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • 4
    Bake at 375°F. for 4 to 7 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Immediately sprinkle warm cookies with crushed candy.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For a more intense color, use paste food color instead of liquid food color.
  • tip 2
    To speed up the shaping process, press out a line of dough along the length of the cookie sheet near the edge. Cut the dough line into 4-inch pieces. Use toothpick to curve the top of each piece, forming the cane's handle. Continue process to fill the cookie sheet.

Nutrition

40 Calories, 2g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 5g Total Carbohydrate, 2g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
20
Total Fat
2g
3%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
15mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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