MENU
  • Print
  • Save
  • Pinterest
  • Email
  • Facebook

Spritz Candy Cane Cookies

spritz candy cane cookies Dessert
Spritz Candy Cane Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 84

Have fun creating these candy canes, made with a cookie press and two colors of peppermint-flavored dough.

Updated October 29, 2019
Gold Medal Flour
Make with
Gold Medal Flour

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

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.

  • For a more intense color, use paste food color instead of liquid food color.
  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
20
% Daily Value
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.

© 2021 ®/TM General Mills All Rights Reserved