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Easy Candy Cane Sugar Cookies {Giveaway}

December 5, 2015

Easy Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe - Betty Crocker mix + a little food coloring = deliciously simple holiday cookies!

Okay, I know…your first thought is that my candy cane cookies are a tad chubby.

And yes, I’d be the first to agree…hahaBUT they were delicious!

Anyway…by the time Thanksgiving rolls around each year, I’m pretty much a baking fool.  I love baking and once December arrives…it’s game time for cookie making (and cookie gifting!)!

This past weekend, I headed out to our local Publix to pick up all of my baking supplies (snag some sweet Betty Crocker coupons here) and couldn’t wait to get started!  Now, in years past, I’ve had a ton of time to devote to cookie creations but this year is different = a three year old and a super clingy baby occupy most of my time.  So finding a quick recipe that delicious and simple is what I’m all about!

Easy Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe - Betty Crocker mix + a little food coloring = deliciously simple holiday cookies!

I had visited the Betty Crocker site and found some great recipe ideas and chose the candy cane sugar cookies.  I got Mabel settled in our family room watching one of her favorite movies, Millie went down for a nap and then it was baking time!

Here’s the easiest breakdown as possible:

5 from 4 votes

Easy Candy Cane Sugar Cookies {Giveaway}


  • Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix 1 egg + 1 softened stick of butter
  • Red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix sugar cookie mix with egg and softened stick of butter until well blended.
  3. Divide batter into two parts, placing each in its own bowl.
  4. Take red food coloring and add drops to one half of the batter until reaching the desired red color.
  5. Then take a teaspoon of white batter and roll it out into a snake as Mabel calls it, ha! It should be about 4-5 inches long. Do the same with a teaspoon of red dough.
  6. Now gently twist the two strands together and lay in the shape of a candy cane on an ungreased cookie sheet. Lightly flatten the cookie with your finger (but be aware, if you flatten them too much, they'll be chubby candy cane cookies like mine!).
  7. Repeat until you use up all your dough.
  8. Bake for 7-9 minutes.
  9. Pull out of oven, let sit for a minute and then move cookies to a wire rack to cool.

 Easy Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe - Betty Crocker mix + a little food coloring = deliciously simple holiday cookies!

This recipe makes a ton of cookies and we decided to share the love.  We packed up some extra cookies in some spare Ziploc containers (I’m a nerd and keep extras in the kitchen at all times since I never know when I’m going to need them) and sent them to work with my husband to help spread a little holiday cheer with his coworkers.

Easy Candy Cane Sugar Cookie Recipe - Betty Crocker mix + a little food coloring = deliciously simple holiday cookies!

And guess what…I got all of this baking done all before Millie woke up from her nap!  Yes!

I just have to figure out what type of cookie I’m going to bake this weekend!

Are you in the baking mood?  Well I’m giving away $10 via Paypal for you to buy some Betty Crocker baking goodies…or well, anything $10 will get you!  😉

Betty Crocker $10

  • Reply
    Ashley Perez
    December 5, 2015 at 11:52 am

    My favorite type of cookie is white chocolate chip!(:

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    December 5, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    No bake cookies!

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    December 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Chocolate chip cookies, right out of the oven!

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    Big D
    December 5, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    I love Mexican Wedding Cookies (also called Russian Tea Cookies).

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    Blessie Nelson
    December 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    I love white chocolate coconut almond cookies that are chewy 🙂

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    December 6, 2015 at 7:49 am

    I love Gingerbread men.

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    Loni H
    December 6, 2015 at 8:56 am

    I love snickerdoodles!

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    Gina M
    December 6, 2015 at 10:19 am

    My favorite cookies are chocolate chip!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

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    Ashley Wheeler
    December 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    These cookies look like a lot of fun to make! I’m usually busy with my 7, 4, and almost two year old to get too creative so i sometimes resort to my favorite of white chocolate chip cookies, but I think this would be fun for them to help me do. Thanks for the great idea.

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    Amelia Drew
    December 7, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I love chocolate chip cookies!

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    December 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love Snicker Doodle Cookies.

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    December 8, 2015 at 2:37 am

    What a creative idea! Thank you!

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    December 8, 2015 at 2:38 am

    I like holiday tree pops!

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    Christina Stirneman
    December 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I love the classics – chocolate chip cookies all the way!

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    December 9, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    No bake!

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    Amanda Kinder
    December 15, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I like any cookie, honestly, but my favorites are ginger snaps.

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    Aleczandria sorrell
    December 16, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Omg I’m in love with cinnamon raisin oatmeal cookies lately!

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    Crystal wheeler
    December 16, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Favourite cookie would be chocolate chip.

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    Amy Orvin
    December 16, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Chocolate Chip Cookies are my very favorite!

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    Amy Z.
    December 18, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I love oatmeal raisin cookies.

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    Leigh Anne Borders
    December 19, 2015 at 10:56 am

    My favorite cookie is a sugar cookie with icing.

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    Krista M
    December 20, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Chocolate Chocolate Chip. 🙂

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