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Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies

Get in the Christmas spirit with these adorable Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies. This is an easy and tasty recipe that's perfect to make with the kids this holiday season.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies
Servings: 2 Dozen
Calories: 1314kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red gel food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking liner.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add in flour and salt and mix until well combined.
  • Divide dough in half. Add cinnamon to one half of the dough and dye with red food coloring.
  • Pinch about 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons worth of dough each from the white and red dough. Roll into about a 5 inch rope.
  • Place the two ropes side by side and gently twist together. Curve the top down into the shape of a candy cane. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Place onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them 1 to 2 inches apart. Cookies will retain their shape.
  • Bake in the 375 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Let sit on the pan for 1 to 2 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.



This recipe has a very mild cinnamon flavor. If you want a stronger cinnamon flavor, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon extract to the dough with the food coloring.


Calories: 1314kcal | Carbohydrates: 108g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 94g | Saturated Fat: 59g | Cholesterol: 325mg | Sodium: 1716mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 2955IU | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3.3mg