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This delicious cocktail, perfect for the holiday season, is courtesy of Charles Corpion from The Four Seasons.
My grandmother always made these at Christmastime and said her mother did, too. The soft and chewy canes have a great minty flavor. They're especially nice because the whole family can pitch in to prepare them.
These festive cookies have a rich almond flavor and a pretty sprinkling of peppermint. Their candy cane shape makes them especially appealing— it wouldn't be Christmas at my house without them!
Guests will have a merry time munching these mild mint cookies. The cute crunchy candy canes are easy to form once you color the dough - just roll into ropes and twist together.
These two-toned cookies, delicately flavored and with a soft, buttery texture, are especially fun for children to make because the dough is shaped by hand, just like modeling clay.
Peppermint ice cream makes this beverage taste—and look—more like a dessert than a punch! "I've mixed the sipper many times for ladies' lunches and buffets," shares Neva Schnauber of T. Collins, Colorado. "It's a great way to start a gathering." For a fun garnish, Neva adds, you can hang mini candy canes around the punch bowl and cups.
I bake dozens of different kinds of Christmas cookies to give to family and friends. I came up with this recipe when I had leftover candy canes I wanted to use up. The snowballs are dipped in a white candy coating, then into crushed peppermint candy. -Debby Anderson Stockbridge, Georgia
To complete the meal, Bissy assembles festive Candy Cane Parfaits. "No one ever guesses that five ingredients are all it takes to make these layered holiday desserts," she shares. A sprinkling of crushed candy canes is the refreshing final touch to the single-serving sweets.
These red-and-white striped treats get lots of compliments for their cute looks and minty taste. The seasonal confections are easy to make and so light that they melt in your mouth! —Anne Lindway of Indianapolis, Indiana
This pepperminty cheesecake says "Christmas" at first sight and first bite. The recipe earned me a dairy producer's scholarship. Now, it regularly wins compliments at seasonal parties and teas.
Peppermint buttercream is sandwiched between homemade chocolate cookies; then the sandwiches are rolled in crushed candy canes.
Christmas Favorite Candy Cane shaped cookies
Plan ahead...needs to chill. Guests will have a merry time munching these mild mint cookies. The cute crunchy canes are easy to form once you color the dough--just roll into ropes and twist together.
The peppermint/sugar mixture on top of these cookies are a nice finishing touch.
Candy cane cookies are made with food coloring, vanilla, butter, and pepermint extract.
When I was young, these sugar cookies were a Christmas staple. But sometimes things you loved when you were a kid don’t live up to your adult standards. Well, this Betty Crocker classic has busted through the child-adult taste barrier. Make the kids roll these out, and then eat them yourself. This recipe was featured as part of our Holiday Cookies photo gallery.
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Kids of all ages will want to pitch in when it comes time to roll the ropes of colored dough for these cute candy canes. Peppermint extract carries the flavor on through, so the cookies taste as good as they look.
Make a cookie version of that iconic Christmas treat, the candy cane. The recipe even has the familiar peppermint flavor.
The rich flavor of chocolate combines so well with peppermint. This is the perfect drink to sip while trimming the tree.
Holiday cookies shaped like candy canes and decorated with crushed peppermint candy.
Great Christmas cookie!
This holiday cake recipe is as tasty as it is stunning. For a shortcut version, start with a store-bought angel food cake.
For an extra special candy during the holidays, try these candy canes. They will look extra special hanging on your Christmas tree.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
A festive shape and Christmasy colors make this bread a hit at holiday time. Use cranberries for a zesty flavor, or substitute raisins or currants in you prefer.
Christmas in the United States would hardly seem complete without red-and-white-striped peppermint candy canes. They are popular, too, throughout Northern Europe, most especially in Sweden, where they are called Polkagrisar. Having struggled to make these several times, I must say that I now consider candy canes the biggest bargain on the market.
Fun and lightly sweet, these festive rolls will delight children of all ages. Make them as part of a holiday brunch or an evening snack served with hot chocolate—either way, you'll see satisfied smiles. —Janice Peterson, Huron, South Dakota
We enjoy looking at these cute candy cane rolls as much as we love eating them! For even more festive fun, I sometimes decorate them with sliced candied cherries.
Give out homemade treats that are great in hot cocoa -- or straight from the bag. Peppermint marshmallows are easy to make; they get their red swirl from a quick marbleizing technique. Follow our recipe, then package them in small cellophane bags to show off their good looks. Fold the top of each bag over once, and staple it shut. Use a small hole punch on either side of the staple. Thread a length of red twine through the holes, and knot it in front. Pull one end through a gift tag, and finish with a bow.
Our Test Kitchen staff had a blast creating these adorable candy cane stocking stuffers. Rudolph and his friends never looked sweeter than they do with pretzel antlers, chocolate eyes and red-hot candy noses.
For many years I made these moist, jolly loaves as Christmas gifts for the elderly in our church or to share at holiday open houses. The hazelnut filling is a wonderful surprise. This is the kind of old-fashioned bread my mother baked when I was a girl. Now our daughter also makes them.
These fanciful sugar cubes are sure to make a splash at your next holiday tea. They're sweet additions to your table and also fabulous gifts.—Kara Cashion, Ottawa, Ontario
You won’t believe how much bang you get for your buck with these fun cookies with a kick of cinnamon. And at 6¢ per cookie, they’re a steal! Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Whip up a batch of these special cookies to share with your friends during the holiday season.—American Dairy Assoc, Stacy Duffy, Chicago, Illinois
These cookies are absolutely my favorite during the holidays. They are well worth the effort to make.—Edie DeSpain, Logan, Utah
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