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Candy Cane Cookies (Crumbl Copycat)

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Looking for a delicious and festive way to celebrate the holidays? These easy-to-make Candy Cane Cookies are sure to please! Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, these cookies are quick and easy to whip up – perfect for when you’re short on time. The best part? They’re delicious and festive, perfect for Christmas gatherings or parties. Enjoy!

A close up of the candy cane cookies.

Incredible Candy Cane Cookies

This is the best peppermint crumble cookie recipe for candy cane cookies that will make your mouth water. You’ll be able to whip up these delicious treats in no time! They are so good, they’re sure to become a holiday tradition at your house.

What Are Candy Cane Cookies?

These candy cane cookies are a crumble cookie featuring a candy cane frosting. A crumble cookie is a cookie that are denser than other types of cookies which means that they crumble easily. When you take this tasty peppermint cookie, add a peppermint frosting and crushed candy cane, you can not go wrong.

Key Ingredients You Need to Make Candy Cane Cookies (Crumble Copycat)

  • Peppermint Extract- The peppermint extract gives these cookies an incredible flavor. make sure you are using peppermint extract and not peppermint flavoring.
  • Candy Canes- While there are a lot of candy canes on the market, you want to make sure you are using the traditional candy canes. You do not want the special flavors.

Can I Use Flavored Candy Canes?

While it is important to use traditional candy canes, the question becomes are the flavored candy canes okay. The answer is yes! You can get creative with these cookies if you want to change the flavors. If you want these cookies to have the traditional flavor, you want to use traditionally flavored candy canes.

How to Make Candy Cane Cookies (Crumble Copycat)

Step 1- Wet Ingredients.

Set the oven to 350 degrees and use parchment paper to line 2 cookie sheets. Add the butter, sugar, eggs, peppermint extract, and almond extract into a large bowl and combine until smooth.

Step 2- Dry Ingredients.

Add the flour and baking powder into a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly combine the dry ingredients into the wet until it forms a dough.

Step 3- Forming the Dough.

The dough balls arranged on the baking sheet.

Form the cookie balls using a large ice cream scooper, then roll them into a sphere. Use Pam baking spray to grease the bottom of a flat-bottomed glass and dip the glass into sugar, then gently press the balls of dough into a thick disk. Continue this step until all the dough has been flattened.

Flattening the dough.

Step 4- Baking.

Place the baking sheets into the oven for 11 minutes one tray at a time. Take out and allow the cookies to cool thoroughly.

Frosting

Step 1- Combining the Ingredients.

Add all the ingredients except the candy canes into a standing mixer and combine until creamy and thick.

Step 2- Frosting the Cookies.

Add the frosting into the piping bag and begin to frost the cookies in a swirling motion. Repeat until all the cookies are frosted.

Adding the frosting onto the cookies.

Step 3- Topping.

Top the frosted cookies with crushed candy canes, the allow the frosting to set and firm up for at least 1 hour before serving. Enjoy!

The sugar cookies with candy canes on a plate.

How to Freeze Candy Cane Cookies

Make the cookies and allow them to cool thoroughly. Place in an airtight storage container and freeze. When you want to serve, take out of the freezer and allow it to thaw at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.

The cookies on a multi-colored table cloth.

More Candy Cane Recipes

The sugar cookies on a white platter.

Candy Cane Cookies Feature

Candy Cane Cookies (Crumbl Copycat)

Published By Jill
Looking for a delicious and festive way to celebrate the holidays? These easy-to-make Candy Cane Cookies are sure to please! Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, these cookies are quick and easy to whip up – perfect for when you’re short on time. The best part? They’re delicious and festive, perfect for Christmas gatherings or parties. Enjoy!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 11 mins
Total Time 21 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies

Equipment

  • 1 large piping bag with a large round tip

Ingredients
  

  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 1 ⁄2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 3 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C sugar set aside

Peppermint Frosting ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted butter softened
  • 3 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
  • 10 candy canes crushed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Using a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, peppermint extract, and almond until combined and smooth.
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the four and baking powder together until combined.
  • Gradually beat into the wet ingredients until a dough forms.
  • Using a large ice cream scooper, scoop out dough into your hand and roll it into a ball.
  • Spray the bottom of a flat cup and dip into the 1 C of sugar.
  • Press the cup into the dough ball and gently flatten it into a thick disk.
  • Repeat steps with remaining dough.
  • Bake 1 tray at a time in the oven for about 11 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool completely.

Frosting

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except the candy canes until combined, creamy and thick.
  • Scoop into the piping bag.
  • Pipe a spiral onto the top of the cookies.
  • Sprinkle the crushed candy canes on top.
  • Allow frosting to harden slightly for about an hour before enjoying!
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