Candy Cane Crisps-Kid Friendly Christmas Cookie!
Recipe type: Holiday
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Serves: 4 dozen
Here's an easy, crunchy, kid-friendly Christmas cookie recipe! And only 6 ingredients! Just mix the batter, form into balls, roll in powdered sugar, flatten with a fork and sprinkle with crushed candy canes. How easy is that? The candy canes melt and when the cookies cool, the candy center firms up and crunches as you eat these really delightful little cookies. You'll love how easy and crunchy they are! PS, this is the one I bring to cookie exchanges and it's always one of the first cookies to run out!
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter at room temperature (do not use margarine, they won't turn out right)
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla
  • 1⅓ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats - I use old fashioned oats
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup crushed candy canes (about 9 candy canes)
  1. In a large bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and 1 cup of the powdered sugar until creamy, about 1 minute.
  2. Beat in vanilla.
  3. In another bowl, stir together flour, oats and salt and gradually add to butter mixture, blend thoroughly for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add ¼ cup of the crushed candy canes and mix until well combined.
  5. Roll dough into ¾ inch balls. Roll each ball in remaining ¼ cup of confectioners sugar.
  6. Place balls 2 inches apart on silicone covered or parchment covered baking sheets, or greased and floured baking sheets.
  7. Flatten cookies with a fork, making a crisscross pattern with the fork tines.
  8. Sprinkle each cookie with about ½ teaspoon crushed candy canes.
  9. Bake in a 325 oven for 16 - 20 minutes, rotating cookie sheet half way through the baking time. Cook until edges are lightly browned.
  10. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 - 3 minutes and then transfer to racks to cool completely. Store airtight.
  11. Makes about 4 dozen.
Recipe by Kate Battistelli at