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Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Iced Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


My sweet grandma’s trademark Christmas cookie – red and white sugar cookie dough is twisted together and shaped into cute little candy canes!


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoon milk
  • Red decorating sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, shortening, and powdered sugar on low speed.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla, and mix until well incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl mix together flour and salt, and then gradually add them to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed until a smooth dough is formed.
  5. Remove half of the dough from the mixing bowl, and set aside. To the dough remaining in the bowl, add a few drops of red food coloring and mix to distribute.
  6. Form 24 teaspoon sized balls of each color of dough.
  7. Roll each ball into a four inch tube, and pair them side by side on an ungreased baking sheet.
  8. Twist the red and white dough together and form into a candy cane shape.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, and remove the cookies to cool on a cooking rack.
  10. Whisk powdered sugar and milk together until a smooth glaze is formed. Spoon over cooled cookies, and sprinkle with red decorating sugar.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 169
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Sodium: 122mg
  • Fat: 8.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 3.7g
  • Trans Fat: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrates: 22g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg

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