A nice candy cane cookie treat.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
36 cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat the butter and white sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat egg into butter mixture until completely incorporated. Mix flour and salt into the butter mixture until just incorporated. Fold crushed candy canes into the batter, mixing just enough to evenly combine. Roll dough into balls 1 tablespoon at a time; arrange on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until firm, 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Whisk confectioners' sugar and warm water together in a small bowl until you have a smooth icing. Dip top of each cookie in the icing, Top with additional crushed candy cane, if desired. Set aside to let the icing dry, at least 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

128 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 18.8g; fat 5.4g; cholesterol 18.7mg; sodium 56.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2014
I just tried this recipe today getting my Xmas baskets to finish filling up with treats. This is a simple and easy recipe. I read the other reviews first and this is the adjustments I made. I added sugar to 1 cup, following according to the recipe, when I added the one egg I beat in 1 tsp peppermint extract. They were just a bit dry to roll but it worked out. I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper and baked that way,, seems to correct the sticky mess of the candy canes. It also took me 10 - 12 minutes to bake. They don't brown up much just a little on the bottom. I ended up with 4 dozen yummy cookies. These turned out perfect will definitely keep for every year. Thanks for sharing.. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
no flavor except for the sharp peppermints. Read More
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74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2014
I just tried this recipe today getting my Xmas baskets to finish filling up with treats. This is a simple and easy recipe. I read the other reviews first and this is the adjustments I made. I added sugar to 1 cup, following according to the recipe, when I added the one egg I beat in 1 tsp peppermint extract. They were just a bit dry to roll but it worked out. I lined my baking sheet with parchment paper and baked that way,, seems to correct the sticky mess of the candy canes. It also took me 10 - 12 minutes to bake. They don't brown up much just a little on the bottom. I ended up with 4 dozen yummy cookies. These turned out perfect will definitely keep for every year. Thanks for sharing.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2014
Made these cookies at work last year and everyone enjoyed them. Plan on making them again this year for the banquet. I am also giving them as Christmas gifts. Thank you for a great cookie that I will always use. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2015
I am not a peppermint fan but thought they looked festive for Christmas. I followed some of the reviews and upped the sugar to one cup as well as 1 tsp of peppermint flavoring. OMGOSH, these are delicious. I just made another batch with butterscotch candies. I used 1 tsp of vanilla and the full cup of sugar. These did not keep a round shape. Next time I will put them in the fridge to harden a bit before making the balls. Also my baking time for both was between 14 and 15 minutes. 48 cookies per batch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/15/2014
Seriously my new favorite peppermint cookie it made about 4 dozen for us. Easy enough for my girls to make by themselves. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2013
My coworkers and family are now calling these "Christmas Crack"! This is a new favorite peppermint cookie recipe and I made it exactly as posted! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/02/2014
no flavor except for the sharp peppermints. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2016
These are wonderful pepperminty treats I added to my Christmas cookie list! The changes I made were..... to add one tsp of peppermint extract to the dough & 1/8 tsp to the glaze, using milk w/confectioners sugar & I increased the sugar to 1 cup instead of 3/4 cup as it wasn't quite sweet enuff to my sugar happy family! Yummy!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I made a gluten free version of this recipe using a gluten free baking mix. It turned out well because the peppermint candy pieces that are in the dough really help hold the cookie together which is great because some GF products can be a bit crumbly. Nice easy recipe. The candy topping really makes them look festive. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2013
It was a decent cookie. The cookies could have had more flavor. They were very floury and not sweet enough. The icing and extra peppermint on top helped boost the flavor a lot. Next time I think I will add just a bit more sugar. Read More
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