It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Aka, baking season 🙂 I’m getting a kickstart on my Christmas cookie list and baked twist candy cane cookies.
These cookies are made with shortbread dough flavored with peppermint extract. Each bite has buttery peppermint flavors that melt away in your mouth!
If you’re anything like me, you have a baking list that is never ending around the holidays. There are so many recipes to try! I’m lucky if I get halfway through it.
These candy cane cookies were on my list last year and didn’t make the cut, but boy am I happy that I made them this year!
I am personally a huge fan of shortbread cookies and their buttery flavor. These twist candy cane cookies have a shortbread cookie dough base and a few extra steps make them just like candy canes.
First off, the dough is flavored with peppermint extract to achieve that unique candy cane taste. Then, the dough is divided and half of it is dyed red. Now the fun part begins—twisting!
The twisting part is pretty easy (the recipe video below shows how it’s done). It felt a lot like I was molding play dough!
Take about two tablespoons of dough and roll it into a six-inch long strand about one-third inch thick. Twist two strands together and bend the top into a hook to look like a candy cane!
Candy cane cookies are perfect for gifting around the holidays. They’re also a fun cookie to make with kids (like I said, it’s like playing with play dough).
Check out the recipe video below and see how easy these cookies are to make!