{Christmas Baking} Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe

It’s about that time of year when families are headed into the kitchen to bake holiday goodies! Baking Christmas cookies is a good way to bring the entire family together for fun and food!

The recipe for candy cane sugar cookies is very easy to follow and easy enough for the kids to help too.

Candy Cane Cookies - Stephanie Jolly

Cookie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or 2 sticks butter or shortening
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring

Optional Recipe Ingredients:

  • Colored sugar granules
  • Crushed peppermint candies
  • Green food coloring (to use in place of red)

This video is a “how to” with instructions for preparing the candy cane cookies from start to finish!

{Add Peppermint to the Recipe}

There’s also a slight variation in the cookie recipe for those of you like the peppermint flavor. Stephanie Jolly shares her recipe for peppermint flavored candy cane cookies here.

About Tara V

Domestically challenged mom blogger of 5, retail therapy believer, organic coffee drinker & interior design enthusiast. Trying to keep up with our busy lives often leads me to needing a caffeine IV!


  1. I love baking Christmas cookies. I’m going to try these and see how they freeze.

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