Candy Cane Christmas Cookies

Take a decorating shortcut to update these classic Christmas cookies. Simply snip licorice lace to make the candy cane stripes.

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Type of meal : | Cookies | Cookies

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Basic Sugar Cookie Dough
Basic Frosting
Candy cane cookie cutter, any preferred size
White food colouring
1 disposable frosting bag
1 coupler
1 size “4” decorating tip
Rubber band
Red licorice lace (“Twizzlers” Pull-N-Peel work well)
Light corn syrup


  1. Prepare dough and frosting according to the recipes and cut out candy cane cookies. Bake and let cool.
  2. Follow the Basic Decorating Instructions to tint frosting with white coloring and prepare a frosting bag with size “4” decorating tip. Outline candy canes with white frosting and let set about 15 minutes.
  3. Flood the candy canes with thinned, white frosting and let set well, at least an hour. For the stripes, snip pieces of red licorice and adhere to cookie with light corn syrup.  Let dry overnight before packaging cookies.

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