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December 17, 2010

Candy Cane Cookies!

Yum Yum.... I just love Candy canes... that subtle peppermint taste.
 I decided to make some Cookies and 
decorated them with icing and Candy Canes...
 They turned out yummy.

 Here's the recipe so you can try too...
Makes about 30 cookies.

Candy Cane Cookies!
Preheat oven to 180C or (160C - fan forced)
Ingredients:
 250grams of softened butter.
 3/4 cup of castor sugar
1 egg
2 1/2cups plain flour (sifted)
Icing sugar for decoration
 Crushed candy canes for decoration.
 Method:
 Line baking trays with baking paper.
Beat butter, castor sugar and egg together.
Stir in flour with a wooden spoon.
 Knead mixture on a floured board gently
Pop in the fridge for 15 mins
( no longer or mixture will set to hard)
 Take tablespoons full and roll into little balls.
 place on tray as you do each one...
 Press gently each ball with the base of a floured glass
( this flattens them nicely)
 Bake in  the oven for 12 -15mins
until they start to look a little browned
( do not overcook as it spoils the look)
Cool cookies on trays then transfer to rack.
 Mix a water with the icing sugar
( 1 TBSP water to 6 TBSP icing)
add more water if not runny enough
 Drizzle icing over cooled cookies and then sprinkle
 with crushed Candy canes.
 Then let icing set...
Unless you can't wait and need to try them out...

or use your favorite cookie recipe and add the topping...
makes Cookies look Christmassy.
 Enjoy
 Hugs Dawn x x x

9 comments:

KaHolly said...

Yum. yum! I'll have to give these a try. We're always looking for something new to tickle our sweet tooth fancy. Thanks for sharing. ~karen

Samelia's Mum said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmm. They look delish!

Fiona said...

Yum Yum - Thanks dawnie.

Hugs - Fee X

Nicole said...

Dawn, those cookies are enough to make me give up my vow not to bake this holiday season!

Holli said...

Beautiful Dawn!! Yum. They will defiantly be in our biscuit barrel this weekend...(probably not for long though)

Vicki ♥ said...

Thanks Dawnie....they look yummm :) Hugs Vicki xx

Allie said...

Mercy, you're trying to make me fat, lol! These sound delicious, thank you!

The Quilting Pirate said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe! My daughter will love making these!

Jo said...

The cookies look yum Dawn I like the idea of decorating them with crushed candy canes I will have to try that. Thanks for sharing