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Candy Cane Twists

Candy Cane Twists

Colorful red dough is twisted with peppermint-flavored dough to create melt-in-your-mouth cookie candy canes.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 1/4 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup finely crushed candy canes or red and white peppermint candy

1/4 teaspoon red food color

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine powdered sugar, butter, egg, peppermint extract and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Divide dough in half. Stir candy into half of dough. Beat food color into remaining half of dough.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll 1 teaspoon of each dough to 4-inch rope to create each candy cane. Place 2 ropes side by side; twist gently and roll dough together. (For best results, complete cookies 1 at a time to prevent drying out.)

  5. STEP 5

    Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Curve 1 end to form handle of cane.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Let stand 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack.

Tip #1

If dough is dry, stir in 1 teaspoon milk. If dough is too soft, refrigerate 1 hour or stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons flour.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

70 Calories
4.5 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
55 Sodium (mg)
6 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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