Candy Cane Shaped Sugar Cookies

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Candy Cane Sugar Cookies Lizbushong.com

Twisted ropes of red and white cookie dough looks just like a candy cane will make your cookie tray shine.  For added sparkle dip the cane hook in white glaze and crushed candy canes.  Recipe is not difficult but the twisting can be tedious.  Red dough has peppermint flavor.  Candy Cane Shaped Sugar Cookies are delicious and fun to make.

How to make Candy Cane Sugar Cookies 

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Select the best no spread sugar cookie dough. The recipe below works great for this kind of cookie or any cookie where you need the cutter and cookie to be the same shape during baking.  There is no leaving agents in this dough.

Christmas Cookie Dessert Bar- Candy Cane Cookies lizbushong.com
Christmas Cookie Dessert Bar- Candy Cane Cookies lizbushong.com

Dough is divided in half, one left plain the other half tinted with red food gel and peppermint extract. Chill the dough after rolling into logs. This chill will help keep the cookies firm enough to twist. 

Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe lizbushong.com

Be sure to chill dough then roll into skinny ropes. Chill again for 15 minutes. Bake 8 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool before removing from pan. Glaze ends with peppermint frosting and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

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