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Christmas candy cane cookies recipe

These cute little stripey cookies are peppermint flavoured and the kids will love rolling the dough into candy cane shapes. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.

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Ingredients:

  • 180g butter, softened
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp peppermint essence
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 2 tsp red food colouring

Method:

Using a mixer, cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg, peppermint essence and vanilla extract.

Add the flour a little at a time until well combined. Remove half of the mixture and set aside. Add the red food colouring to the remaining dough and mix well.

Preheat oven to 180°C fan forced. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Gather the dough and roll 8cm lengths of each colour and twist into candy cane shapes.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until candy canes are lightly brown. Leave to cool on the tray.

Tie with Christmas ribbon.

 

Notes:

 

  • If the dough is too soft, it may need some time in the fridge before you roll it.
  • I used peppermint essence but peppermint extract is better if you can get it.
  • For something different you can use green food colouring instead of red.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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