Saturday, December 19, 2015

Candy Cane Cookies

We had an extra white cake mix and some candy canes and I thought.....hmmmmm this could be tasty!  And they were! Great thing is that you always end up having left over candy canes.  You can bake these before or after Christmas.  I also think the green and red ones would be pretty, too! 

What you need:

white cake mix
1/3 cup of oil
2 eggs
1 cup of crushed (not dust) candy canes - split in half:
1/2 to sprinkle on top
1/2 to add in the batter
 (If you can't SEE the pieces in the batter, add a little more.) 
Parchment paper (a baker's BFF)
cookie sheets
can of spray oil (not shown)
ice cream scooper (not shown)

Step #1: Heat oven to 350 degrees F

Step #2: Line your cookie sheets with the parchment paper and set aside 

Step #3: In a large bowl put in- white cake mix, eggs, and oil.  Now using electric beaters, mix together.  It will get a bit difficult, just try to get all of it off the beaters. 

Step #4: Add in the crushed candy cane and mix together again with the electric beaters.  

Step #5: Spray the ice cream scooper.  Scoop out some dough and drop it on the parchment paper.   Sprinkle some of the crushed candy can on top.

Step #6: Bake in the oven for 4 minutes.  Turn the cookie sheet around and bake 3 minutes more.  You will know they are done when they feel "spongey" and slightly brown on the edges.

Step #7: Let Cool and enjoy!