These Sweet Butter Cookies Make the Perfect Holiday Treat

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 21, 2015
References: thekitchn
'The Kitchn' put together a recipe for making sweet candy cane cookies. This time of year, there is no shortage of Christmas cookie recipes available. This festive tutorial puts a creative twist on traditional butter cookies by turning them into candy canes.

Although they look complex, the spiraled candy cane cookies are incredibly simple to make. To begin, you need to make a batch of butter cookie dough. This dough is infused with vanilla and peppermint extract to mimic the flavors of a traditional candy cane. Half of the dough is set aside while the other half is dyed red. The two batches of dough are then rolled into long pieces and twisted around one another. This process results in a colorful cookie that resembles that of a candy cane.

With its signature hook-shape, the cookies are perfect for resting on the edge of a warm cup of cocoa.