Candy Cane Twists

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  • 2 1/4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) 1 stick unsalted butter at room temp
  • 2/3 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon(s) peppermint extract
  • red & green food coloring
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten


  1. In a small bowl, whish 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and salt. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth, about 1 min. Beat in egg, egg white and peppermint. On low speed, beat in flour mixture. Remove half of dough to a bowl, tint dough darge pink, reddish with 6-8 drops of red food coloring. Knead 4 drops green food coloring into second half of dough. Flatten each piece into a 8-in disc, wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours.

  2. Heat oven to 350. On a floured surface, roll out dark pink dough to a 10x8 in rectangle. Cut lengthwise into 16 1/2 in strips. Cut each strip in half crosswise, you will have 32 strips, each 5 x 1/2 inch. Roll with hands to make 6-in ropes. Repeat with green dough.

  3. Twist together one pink and one green rope. Curl one end of each twist into a hook to form a candy cane shape. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet, brush with egg whtie, repeat.

  4. Bake cookies at 350 for 8-10 min, until firm and golden around edges. Remove promptly from baking sheets, carefully transfer to wire racks to cool.
February 2012

This recipe is a personal recipe added by Toniahooper and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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