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Christmas Food Crafts

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies Christmas Food Craft
Candy Cane Cookies Christmas Food Craft

Add a new type of candy cane to your Christmas decorations with these Candy Cane Cookies. They're a great Christmas food craft to share with your family.

What you'll need:

4 cups flour


2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 teaspoon lemon extract

Red food coloring


Mixing bowls

Electric mixer

Cookie sheet

Measuring cups and spoons

To make Candy Cane Cookies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until the mix is light and fluffy.
  4. Beat the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture, then add the vanilla and lemon extracts.
  5. Add the flour mixture, in small amounts, to the butter and sugar mixture, until well mixed.
  6. Divide the dough in half. Put half in a bowl; add enough red food coloring to make a nice color.
  7. Make little balls of red and plain dough.
  8. On a clean, floured surface, roll the balls into ropes. Dust your hands with flour if the dough is too sticky.
  9. Twist one red rope and one plain rope together, and shape them into a candy cane.
  10. Place dough on a baking sheet; bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until just slightly brown.

While you are making cookies, think about making Edible Angels. We'll show you how in the next section.For more fun crafts and activities, see: