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Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies

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“I came up with this recipe just to find a way to use up all of those leftover candy canes from the holidays. Once these are baked, some of the candy canes will melt and leave a small harden syrup pool around some of your cookies. So these aren't exactly the most best looking cookies, but they are tasty and different. Enjoy!”
48 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the egg and both of the extracts.
  3. Mix all dry ingredients and add slowly to butter cream mixture until incorporated.
  4. Fold in crushed candy canes.
  5. Roll into teaspoons size small balls (or any shape you desire).
  6. Bake at 375°F for 7- 10 minutes.
  7. Should be light in color with light browning on the edges.
  8. Let cool for a few minutes.
  9. Note: Some of the cookies will have a small pool of harden candy around the cookie. Carefully peel that off with the cookie and enjoy.

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