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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Candy Cane Cookies Recipe with step by step pictures. This is made with Flour, sugar and butter. The ingredients used are basic sugar cookie dough which is shaped into candy cane like shapes.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 146 kcal


  • ¾ cup Unsalted Butter 170 grams
  • 1 cup Sugar 200 grams
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Essence
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour / Maida 360 grams
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • Red Food Colouring as needed
  • My 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Take butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and whip till creamy. Now add in one egg at a time and whip till fluffy.
  • Add in flour, baking powder and salt and whip again till it is mixed into a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough into half. Wrap one half in plastic wrap.
  • To the other half of the dough, add in few drops of red food colour and knead well till it is evenly mixed. Now wrap this in plastic and chill this for couple of hours.
  • Once the dough is chilled. roll it into a log shape and divide it into equal portions.
  • Now preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  • Take two portion from it and roll it into a thin rope, lay them side by side, pinching both ends and twist them lightly.
  • Now shape this into candy cane shape and arrange it in a parchment lined baking tray.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 mins. If your candy cane is big it may take upto 15 mins.
  • Now remove it from oven and cool it down completely.
  • Now store this in a air tight container.
Nutrition Facts
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 servings)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 39mg2%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 197IU4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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