Amazing tasting Candy Cane Sugar Cookies! The perfect recipe for making decorative cut out cookies. The best sugar cookies I have ever made with delicious candy cane flavour!
My recipe for Candy Cane Sugar Cookies uses candy canes that are ground very finely into a sugar consistency. The candy cane sugar replaces some of the sugar usually found in sugar cookie recipes. These are probably one of the best tasting sugar cookies you’ll ever bake! Once your cookies are baked, decorate with royal icing to create some beautiful edible art. Check out this recipe for Royal Icing and easy step by instructions for decorating cookies with royal icing.
In addition to the amazing flavour, these cookies cut out beautifully with all your favourite Holiday cookie cutters. I love to collect cookie cutters, my favourites are the copper snowflake ones I have collected over the years. These make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers.
Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
- 3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups softened butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup finely ground candy canes
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
Mix together flour and salt.
Using food processor grind candy canes to fine sugar consistency.
Using electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and candy cane sugar together until fluffy (about 4-5 minutes)
Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine.
Add flour a bit at a time until all flour is combined.
Separate into 2 or 3 even pieces, wrap in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350º line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Flour work surface, then roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Dust cookie cutters with flour before cutting shapes from dough.
Transfer to cookie sheet and bake 350º for 8-10 minutes (just until edges start to brown)
Cool completely, then decorate with Royal Icing