Strips of pink-tinted and chocolate cookie dough are twisted together to shape these holiday cookies. Peppermint extract flavors both colors of dough, so they taste and look like candy canes.

Source: Family Circle


Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 hrs
8 mins
2 hrs 28 mins
32 cookies


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  • In small bowl, whisk 2 cups of the flour, the baking powder and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until smooth, 1 minute. Beat in egg, egg white and peppermint. On low, beat in flour mixture. Remove half of dough to bowl; stir in remaining 1 tablespoon flour and tint dough pink with red food coloring. Knead cocoa into second half of dough. Flatten each piece into 8-inch disk; wrap each in plastic. Refrigerate 2 hours.

  • Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll out chocolate dough to a 10 x 8-inch rectangle. Cut lengthwise into sixteen 1/2-inch-wide strips. Cut each strip in half crosswise; you will have 32 strips, each 5 x 1/2 inch. Roll under hands to make 6-inch ropes. Repeat with pink dough.

  • Twist together one chocolate rope and one pink rope. Curl a hook in one end of each twist, to form a candy-cane shape. Transfer to an ungreased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg white.

  • Bake cookies at 350°F for 8 to 10 minutes, until firm and golden around edges. Remove promptly from baking sheet; transfer carefully to cooling racks with large spatula. Cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

85 calories; fat 3g; cholesterol 15mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 12g; insoluble fiber 1g; protein 2g; sodium 52mg.