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Candy Cane Cookies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 37 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 25 cookies
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Ingredients

1 box sugar cookie mix

1/2 stick butter, melted

1 egg

1/3 cup softened cream cheese

1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for surface

Red food coloring

1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine sugar cookie mix, melted butter, egg, cream cheese, and flour; mix together to form dough. Separate dough into 2 equal portions and place in 2 different bowls. Add red food coloring gradually to 1 bowl of dough, kneading together until desired shade of red is created. To second bowl of uncolored dough, add peppermint extract and knead together. On a floured work surface, shape each dough into balls and then roll each ball into 1/4-inch-wide ropes, each about 6 inches long. For each cookie, carefully twist some of the red and white ropes of dough together and shape into a candy cane. Spread candy canes out on cookie sheets and bake on the top shelf of the oven for about 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool before serving.

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