Best Christmas Candy Cookies

Christmas Candy Cookies are a peppermint candy cane cookie. These Peppermint Candy Cane cookies are the best peppermint cookies.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cane cookies, Christmas Candy Cookies, peppermint candy cane cookies, Peppermint Candy Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cool Time 3 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 342kcal
Author Evelyn



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare cookie sheets using non-stick cooking spray or better yet a silicone baking mat.
  • Place candy canes in a zip lock bag and crush using a rolling pin
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, whip in vanilla and egg, scraping the sides of the bowl and mixing well
  • In a separate bowl stir flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together, pour into the large bowl and mix carefully until well combined with the butter, sugar, egg mixture
  • Fold in the crushed candy cane and mix gently
  • Pour powdered sugar on a large plate. Scoop a heaping teaspoon of dough, form into a ball and roll in the powdered sugar, place on baking sheets
  • Repeat with remaining dough, placing dough balls far enough apart so they have plenty of room without melting into each other
  • Bake 10-12 minutes until bottoms just start to brown, remove from oven and let cool about 3 minutes prior to moving to a cooling rack.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg