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Candy Cane Sandwich Cookie

I love cookies! During the month of December, I make hundreds of cookies! Last week I did a cookie party with the girls in our youth group. And in a couple of weeks I will be hosting a cookie exchange for my friends. I try many cookie recipes. My daughter and I have so much fun making cookies.

If you are looking for some yummy cookie recipes, you have come to the right place. Today we are celebrating Christmas cookies a new cookie recipes!

I have a new recipe to share with you for Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies. Make sure you share and pin this recipes so you can find them again when you get ready to make Christmas Cookies!

Get ready to bake! 

These Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies are so perfect for Christmas! The red cookies and crushed peppermint candy sprinkled on the cookies are so festive!

Printable Recipe

Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients :

  • ½  cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼  cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red gel food coloring
  • 1 ¾  cups flour
  • 3 ½  teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ½  teaspoons baking powder
  • ½  teaspoon baking soda
  • ½  teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Peppermint frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 ½  cups powdered sugar
  • ¼  cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
  • 2 cups crushed candy canes
  • 1 disposable piping bag fitted with a star tip


  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together until smooth the butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
  2. Beat in one egg at a time until combined.
  3. Beat in the vanilla, vinegar and red food coloring until combined.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and whisk to combine.
  5. Gradually beat in the dry ingredients into the wet until combined and a soft dough forms.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out mounds of dough onto the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  8. Place into the fridge for 1 hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  10. Once oven is preheated, remove cookie sheet from fridge and place into the oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  11. Repeat steps with remaining dough.
  12. Once all cookies are baked, dust with powdered sugar.

Frosting Instructions:

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, and peppermint extract until combined, smooth and thick.
  2. Scoop frosting into the piping bag.

Decorating Directions:

  1. Match up the cookies to their respective size partners.
  2. Using the frosting, pipe a large dollop in the middle of the of the bottom cookie
  3. Carefully push the top cookie onto the frosting and push down so that the frosting can peep out the sides
  4. Sprinkle the crushed candy canes onto a plate and roll the edges of the cookie into the candy canes


Let me know what is your favorite Christmas cookie!

Candy Cane Sandwich Cookies - These are the perfect Christmas Cookies. Plus you can find 11 more cookies to make for your Christmas party. These are some of the best and easy cookie recipes. You can bring them to a cookie exchange or make them with kids.

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Thursday 6th of December 2018

Whoa! scrolling thorugh and then bam! Peppermint Icing. I'm in. These look amazing..and so festive!

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