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Candy Cane Christmas Cookies Recipe

Candy Cane Christmas Cookies Recipe

These cute candy canes can be made with any two colors: traditional red and white, red and green, even blue and yellow! The foundation of this recipe is the versatile dough that can be customized to create chocolate, colored, striped, or marbleized cookies.


  • Colored cookie dough


For each candy cane, form small pieces of two colors of dough into two ropes, about 1/4 inch in diameter and 16 inches long. Carefully twist the ropes together to form a candy cane. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.


Instead of rolling out your dough on a floured surface, roll it out between waxed paper. The cookies will stay moist because extra flour is not incorporated during the rolling process.