Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Cooked up on December 21, 2011

Filed under: baking, cookies, dessert, holiday, snack, Uncategorized, winter

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Made with basic sugar cookie dough, these fun Christmas cookies are just too cute to pass up. Trust me, I’ve eaten like, five today.

I have to say – they are also great because this sugar cookie recipe is totally foolproof. It’s perfect every single time.

Here’s what you need to make the best sugar cookie dough in the world:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter (softened slightly – softened is not melted! 🙂 )
  • 1 egg
  • 1/5 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Start by making the sugar cookie dough just like you normally would. Cream the butter and sugar together, and then add the egg, milk and vanilla and continue to mix until uniform. Add your dry ingredients and stir in with a spatula. Okay! time for the fun to start.

Divide the dough in half. Form a disc with the plain dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Stick it in the fridge to chill while you dye the other half of the dough. This will probably use quite a bit of red food coloring – gel is probably the better option for this, but I went with liquid this time. You’ll probably need to use your hands to get the food coloring properly blended. Then, form a disc with the dough and wrap it in plastic wrap. Since you’ll be handling this dough quite a lot, it’s key to get at least an hour of chilling time.

When the dough has chilled for an hour, take it out of the fridge and cover your work space with wax paper or a nonstick silpat mat. Parchment paper will not work for this one, unfortunately. Roll the dough out into snakes, then twist it together to form ropes of two-colored dough. Then, cut into about 6-inch strips and place on the baking sheet in the shape of a candy cane. Bake at 375 for exactly 8 minutes. If you do more than one tray at once, be sure to switch them halfway through.


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