Candy canes are so popular at Christmas times so no better time for me to try these Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing.
Candy canes are so popular at Christmas times so no better time for me to try these Peppermint Candy Cane Cookies with Peppermint Icing. Even the sound of pink peppermint brings on a smile.
Christmas is the perfect time of year to break out your cookies cutters and make these peppermint-flavored cut out sugar cookies, the cookie dough is easy to work with, needs no refrigerating, doesn’t spread, meaning it holds its shape.
Be sure to get all my tips for baking perfect cut out cookies here.
When these cookies were iced I added some edible glitter, like this type. It gives a great sparkle to the cookies but doesn’t show as well in the photographs. You can see it a little bit on the parchment paper, but in real life, the glitter on the cookies is really pretty!
If you’re looking for chocolate glaze icing for these, look here!
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 3/4-3 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
- 2-3 Tablespoons water
- ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3 drops soft pink colo
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- In the bowl of a mixer cream together butter and confectioner's sugar.
- Add to this the egg and flavorings.
- Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Mix until the dough forms a ball, or pulls away from the sides of the bowl.
- Roll out on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
- Bake at 400° for 7-8 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely, then mix the icing.
- Mix sugar with corn syrup and water along with extract and food coloring until icing is smooth. Pipe onto cookies using a #3 tip.
- I put some edible glitter on the cookies to make them shine!
- Let the icing dry before packaging for at least 12 hours.