Christmas Candy Cane Cookies (Cookie Mix) Recipe -
Christmas Candy Cane Cookies (Cookie Mix) Recipe
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Christmas Candy Cane Cookies (Cookie Mix)

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"Enjoy a time-saving twist on a classic holiday cookie. Cookie mix and just three ingredients are all that's needed."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings

    45 mins


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms. Divide dough in half. Stir food color into 1 half; mix well.
  2. For each candy cane, shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope. Place 1 red and white rope side by side on ungreased cookie sheet; press together lightly and twist. Curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane.
  3. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
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  • Special Touch: Brush cookies with a thin vanilla glaze and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
  • High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Decrease butter to 1/4 cup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 28, 2005

I Love this recipe, not only is it cute,fun and delicous but its the easiest one you'll find. Im requested every year to make them for christmas for everyone.Although there even yummier if u add cream cheese to the mix!...Great recipe!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2008

The cookies tasted good but it ended up being a sticky mess. You must form a small candy cane and spread them apart at least 2 inches for baking. Mine were formed too big and just blended together in the oven. I also cut the dough in half, made one red with food coloring and one green. The made really neat cookies!


10 Ratings

Dec 09, 2008

This was tasty, easy and cute. I admit the first few cookies didn't look so great, but after trying a few different ways of twisting them together, I found one that worked well and I got into a groove. I just picked up the two rolls and started twisting them with my right hand while holding the left side in place. After a few twists the whole thing was twisted together and I put it down on the cookie sheet, curved one end and made any necessary adjustments to the twist so they looked nice. However, I think you'll need more than 2 drops of red food coloring to get the red color in the picture.

Dec 03, 2005

Very easy to make and delicious too!

Dec 20, 2008

I just made these and they are so easy and so cute! They taste good too. They are a perfect cookie for leaving out for Santa on Christmas Eve or giving as a gift.

Dec 12, 2008

These where fun to do with the kids and they were the best tasting cany can cookies I have had. The only problem I had is they break real easy.

Feb 07, 2006

These tasted good but it was hard to shape them. I ended up getting frustrated and only made half the batch.

Dec 15, 2008

After completing the recipe, I searched for some solutions as my dough did not come out firm enough to twist. After search, I found the original recipe on Betty Crocker's homepage which stated to Soften butter, rather than Melting the butter. They are still delicious, but I found them to be close to impossible to twist like candy canes. Add some crushed up candy canes to the mix though...delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 57 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.1 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • 0%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 35 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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