Candy Cane Cookies

I have lost my recipe for candy cane cookies using peppermint extract. Does anybody happen to have this recipe? I would greatly appreciate any help I can get with this, as they are well liked in our family for Christmas. Thank You in advance!

jmz2005 from illinois

November 25, 20050 found this helpful
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The recipe that I have is called Meringue Candy Canes. It makes 3 doz. candy canes. Prep time is 30 min. and bake @200 degrees F for 1 1/4 hrs.


3 egg whites (at room temp)

1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 c. sugar

1/2 tsp. peppermint extract

red food coloring


Heat oven to 200 degrees F with oven racks in middle of oven. Fit large pastry bag with 1/4 inch tip. Line 2 large sheets with parchment paper. In med. bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt at med. speed till foamy. Add 1 Tbsp. of sugar at a time. Beat till stiff and glossy peaks form. Beat in extract. Remove 1/2 c. meringue and tint pink with coloring. Transfer white meringue to large pastry bag and pink to med pastry bag. Make tracings on parchment paper and fill in tracings with white meringue. Pipe pink stripes across candy canes. Bake in oven 1 1/4 hr.Turn oven off and let meringues sit in oven 1 hr. Transfer to wire rack and let cool completely.

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December 7, 20060 found this helpful
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Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine

1 cup powdered sugar

1 egg

2 teaspoons vanilla

2-1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup finely crushed candy cane mixed with 1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Mix all ingredients. Split dough into equal portions.

Color one portion of the dough red.

Refrigerate the dough long enough to be able to easily work with it.

Break off one piece (approx. one teaspoon of each color) and roll by hand into four to five inch tubes.

Twist the two pieces together and bend forming a candy cane.

Sprinkle the top with the candy cane/sugar mixture.

Be careful when removing from the cookie sheet, they will break easily.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 6-9 minutes.

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November 25, 20050 found this helpful

Just today I was watching Sandra Lee make these on her cooking show. Very easy. Check out her recipes on FoodTV website.

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November 26, 20050 found this helpful

This was on the pillsbury cookie website

Peppermint Cookie Hearts

Prep Time: 1 hr 10 min

Makes: 3 dozen cookies Nutrition Information

Simple pleasures are made easy with on-hand ingredients that bake into a tempting treat.


1 (18-oz.) roll Pillsbury® Refrigerated Sugar Cookies

2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa


1 (16-oz.) can chocolate fudge frosting

1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract

8 round hard peppermint candies, crushed

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Break up cookie dough into large bowl. Add cocoa; beat with electric mixer until well blended.

2. On lightly floured surface, roll out half of dough at a time to 1/8-inch thickness. With 2 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Place 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough, rerolling as needed.

3. Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 12 minutes or until set. Remove cookies from cookie sheets; place on wire racks. Cool 5 minutes or until completely cooled.

4. In small bowl, combine frosting and peppermint extract; blend well. Spread about 2 teaspoons icing onto each cookie. Sprinkle each with about 1/4 teaspoon crushed candy.

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November 26, 20050 found this helpful

My mother gave me the inspiration for the recipe I use...take a standard sugar cookie dough recipe, and prepare as you normally would. Divide the dough exactly in half, and use red food coloring in one half, and leave the other half white. Then take crushed candy canes (a BUNCH), and mix into each ball by hand. Then take a portion of each ball, and twist, and shape into candy cane shapes. Bake as directed in recipe. However, I also add to the actual mix, before divideing in half, a ton of peppermint flavor. These don't even make it into the cookie jar at my house.

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November 26, 20050 found this helpful

This is one that I've tried and even made "wreaths" from using green instead of red and skipping the peppermint

Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe By : Jean Pare "Company's Coming - Cookies"

Serving Size : 54 Preparation Time :0:00

Categories : Christmas Molded

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 cup butter or margarine -- softened

1 cup powdered sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Mix first 6 ingredients together well.

Add flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Add food coloring to 1 portion. Blend well. Roll 1 teaspoon of each color dough into ropes and 5-1/2-inches long. Lay them side by side. Pinch ends together. Twist to form a spiral. Lay on ungreased baking sheet. Shape to form canes. Wreaths are easy to make too. Bake in a 350-deg. F. oven for about 10 minutes until pale gold. Cool on sheet for 2 to 3 minutes then remove. Makes about 4-1/2 dozen.

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December 7, 20060 found this helpful

Help I have lost my Mother's candy cane meringue cookie recipe. This was my children's favorite Christmas cookie. The candy cane was actually in the meringue....please help

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