Candy Cane Cookies wit step by step pictures. I wanted to try this Candy Cane Cookies since a long time and finally tried it this year.It was fun shaping these cookies, I loved to do it and mittu was awed seeing these cookies.She insisted to take it to school for her snacks.
I asked amma to shoot a video using my mobile just to show how to shape the candy cane cookies,hope its useful do check it out.
No this click was not intentional as usual when I was clicking he wanted to taste the cookies :)
Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes:10 big cookies Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: World
All purpose flour - 1 and 1/2 cups Chilled Butter - 1/3 cup Powdered sugar - 3/4 cup Egg - 1 at room temperature Vanilla Essence - 1/2 tsp Salt - 1/8 tsp Baking powder - 1/2 tsp Red Food Color - as needed
Measure and add flour to a siever,then add baking powder and salt.
Sieve it well for even mixing.
Now in another mixing bowl,add butter and powdered sugar.Cream together butter and sugar.
Whisk it well until creamy, I used electric handmixer.Then add an egg.
Whisk it for a minute,then addvanilla essence or any essence of your choice.
Now add flour mixture,combine and gather to form a soft dough.
Now your basic cookie dough is ready.Cling wrap it and refrigerate.I took half of this dough for this candy cane cookies and used the other half for sugar cookies.
Divide the dough into 2.Take one portion add red food color, I used red rose liquid food color.
Mix well so that the color is even in the dough.Cling wrap both the dough separately and refrigerate atleast for 20mins.
Now take the dough out pinch small pebble sized ball from each color.Now first take the plain color dough.Roll it with your fingers like this.
Repeat the same for red color too.Place both the ropes side by side, close to each other then twist and turn.
Twist and turn like this to get a spiral.Check out the video demonstration to get a clear idea.While you do this, preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins.
Bend one side to form cane shape.Repeat the process until the entire dough is finished.Arrange it in a baking tray with butter paper.Bake in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 10-12 mins or until the edges start to brown.
Cool down completely then store in a clean airtight box.
Video demontrating how to shape candy cane cookies:
I used half of this dough for this candy cane cookies and used the other half for sugar cookies.
Take small sized dough and make thin ropes as the cookies tend to grow while baking.
I used red rose liquid color to get that perfect cookie color.You can even use red powdered food color.
Do not be tempted to bake more, the cookies will become hard.Just take out when it starts to turn golden at the edges,thats the right time to take out.
Chilling the dough is a must.I took some 4 balls from each color then refrigerated the rest of the dough.Likewise once I shaped few cookies,placed them in a tray and refrigerated it.