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Candy Cane Sugar cookies
Candy Cane Sugar cookies
Its the best time of the year - Christmas and hardly few days more and I have been counting fingers    :-) with our relocation and the time of the year I mean I am all excited for whats ahead. So thankful for this phase in my life where I can sit and think about how far we have come. This happy place seems to be so energizing in a way. Can't than God enough for everything, counting my blessings make me realize how much I am fortunate and how much I am blessed beyond understanding. Thanking God for He is my anchor and my friend. But that said I have been running recipes in my mind to cook for Christmas and baking sure takes all the attention. I have always loved Candycanes and most recipes for candycane cookies call for eggs so I wanted to get my hands dirty to make a candycane cookie recipe that is eggfree. I saw many recipes online and on pinterest where the candycane cookies have a pink tint and I really wonder why. Follow the recipe to the dot and let me know how it turned out. 

I found this beautiful wordings on the meaning of candycane and Christmas. And how it all makes sense is totally beautiful. 

Eggless Candy Cane Sugar cookies
Eggless Candy Cane Sugar cookies

Eggless Cookie Recipe - Candycane Cookie Recipe
Eggless Cookie Recipe - Candycane Cookie Recipe

Eggless Cookie Recipe - Candycane Cookie Recipe
Eggless Cookie Recipe - Candycane Cookie Recipe

Recipe Source - adapted from here

Prep time - 10 mins + 20 mins to freeze dough
Bake time - 8-10 mins
Makes - 12-15 candycane cookies


Unsalted butter - 1 stick or 1/2 cup in room temperature

Powdered sugar - 1 cup 
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Almond extract - 1 tsp
Maida/ all purpose flour - 1 and 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Milk - 3 tbsp
Salt - 1/3 tsp
Red gel food color - as required


1. In a small mixing bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder set aside. 

2. In a large bowl cream together butter and slowly add in the powdered sugar and mix well, add in the vanilla and almond flavoring and mix well. 
3. Add the milk and give it a good mix, add in the flour and form a dough make sure you do not overmix.
4. Pop this into a refrigerator for 20 mins/ freezer and then divide the dough into two add red food color into one half of the dough. 
5. Make sure to add both dough in separate bowls and color one, mix the food color into the dough using your hands or an electric whisk. 
6. Freeze the dough for 10 minutes and then work on it. Divide both color dough into equal parts and roll them into a rope of equal sizes and twist them to form a cane shape.
7. Pre-heat oven to 350 F for 10 minutes and line a baking pan with parchment and set aside. 
8. Place the cookies in the baking sheet with 1 inch space between cookies and bake in center of oven for 8-10 minutes until u see the sides and edges changing colour.
9. Once done remove the baking tray from the oven and let it cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes undisturbed.
10. Remove the cookies and enjoy them or gift them as goodies. 

Eggless Cookie Recipe - Candycane Cookie Recipe
Eggless Cookie Recipe - Candycane Cookie Recipe



1. Make sure to add enough red color once the cookies are baked they look a little lesser red. I used gel red food color. While handling food color take care not to stain your hands or counter top. Use a wooden spoon and always add the dough to a bowl before coloring. 


2. Always use a good quality butter as the cookies get their flavor and richness from them. Make sure to add your favorite flavoring like almond/ peppermint. 


3. Freezing the dough helps in handing them better.



  1. Love those cute sugary cookies

  2. Cannt take eyes priya. God s there m he has all the plans for us .

  3. i cant stop gawking at these cookies the colors are lovely and such a cheerful recipe too!

  4. You're right... I really like that explanation about the relation between candycane and Christmas.

  5. cute would definitely grab and munch these :)

  6. beautiful made candy cane cookies..

  7. Beautifully made candy cane cookies. Colorful and gives more Chrismassy feeling.


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