Candy Cane Cookies

Total Time:
2 hr 8 min
Prep:
1 hr
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
8 min

Yield:
10 cookies
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops green food coloring
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • In a large bowl sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.

  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, add egg and lemon juice and continue to mix. Add dry mixture incrementally to wet mixture until fully incorporated.

  • Divide dough into 2 separate bowls; add 3 drops red food coloring to 1 bowl and 3 drops green food coloring to the other. Stir until colors are prevalent throughout.

  • Roll out both doughs on flour-dusted parchment paper to about 1/6-inch thick. Trim edges with a butter knife or pizza cutter to make a solid rectangle. Cut each color dough into 10 even strips, twist and wrap green dough with red dough and form candy cane shapes.

  • Place twisted dough on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 1/2 inch apart (they will spread) and bake for about 6 to 8 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown. Remove, cool and enjoy!


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    12 Days of Cookies