Candy Cane Cookies

These look as though they were made using some Christmas magic by Mrs Claus herself, but really these candy cane cookies are incredibly simple – and delicious!



  1. 230g butter, softened
  2. 135g icing sugar, sifted
  3. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  4. 1 tsp Queen Natural Peppermint Extract
  5. 1 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Extract
  6. 2 cups (500g) plain flour
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 2 tsp Queen Natural Rainbow Food Colour 4-pack (Red)


  1. Step 1

    Mix butter, icing sugar, egg and essences in a large bowl. Stir in flour and salt.

  2. Step 2

    Divide dough in half. Blend red colouring into one half of the dough.

  3. Step 3

    Roll 2 tbs of each dough into a strip. Twist together like a rope, pressing lightly together at the end. Place on ungreased baking tray. Curve top of dough down to make handle of candy cane.

  4. Step 4

    Bake in slow oven (160C) for 30 minutes, or until cooked.