Thursday, December 15, 2011

Candy cane cookies

I recently came across a recipe for candy cane cookies and I just had to try it. I am so glad I did because they are awesome! If you could scoop up Christmas and put it in a cookie, this is what it would be!
For the icing, instead of sprinkling the crushed candy canes on top, I added a drop or two of peppermint essence into the icing and drizzled it over as I thought the cookies were pretty enough without sprinkling more candy canes on top and the peppermint essence added the mint flavour in a nice fresh zingy way. Plus it leaves more candy canes to make more cookies with :)

Candy Cane Snowballs
  • 3 c. powdered/icing sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. finely crushed candy canes, divided
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
1. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add to mixing bowl, beating until combined, about 1 minute. Stir 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes in by hand.
3. Roll dough into small balls using just under a teaspoon of dough. Rolls balls through granulated sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350f/180c degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.
4. While the cookies bake, stir together remaining 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar with 2-3 T. of milk. Add just enough milk to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy canes. Or instead of topping with crushed candy canes, add a drop or two of peppermint essence in with the milk, stir into the sugar until well combined and then drizzle over cookies.

Thanks for stopping by:)


helen tilston said...

Hi Jessie

These look delicious - I am hoping to bake this weekend.
Thanks for sharing

Liz's creative corner said...

Oh your making me hungry, they look fab, thanks for joining into my candy, good luck, hugs Liz xx

Alicia said...

I am so going to try these. They look delicious!! Thank you for my beautiful Christmas card. It arrived yesterday. I really appreciate it.
Alicia xx

Sarpreet said...

looks delicious, thanks for sharing.

Sorry I have not been able to visit your blog in such a long time, I have been so busy, and there have not been enough hours in the day.

I wanted to also wish you a very merry christmas and a happy new year from our house to yours.

Sandra said...

Hi, Great recipe that l'm going to try:) Sandra H