Candy Cane Christmas Cookies Recipe

Take a decorating shortcut to update these classic Christmas cookies. Simply snip licorice lace to make the candy cane stripes.

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  • 1 size “4” decorating tip
  • Rubber band
  • Scissors
  • Red licorice lace (“Twizzlers” Pull-N-Peel work well)
  • Light corn syrup


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[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Prepare dough and frosting according to the recipes and cut out candy cane cookies. Bake and let cool. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Follow the Basic Decorating Instructions to tint frosting with white coloring and prepare a frosting bag with size “4” decorating tip. Outline candy canes with white frosting and let set about 15 minutes. [/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Flood the candy canes with thinned, white frosting and let set well, at least an hour. For the stripes, snip pieces of red licorice and adhere to cookie with light corn syrup.  Let dry overnight before packaging cookies.[/step-item][/step-list-wrapper]

8 Decorated Christmas Cookies
Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Basic Frosting
Basic Decorating Instructions

Recipes and photos by Meaghan Mountford, author of Cookie Sensations and editor of Craft Gossip.

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