Sunday, November 25, 2012

Candy Cane Shortbread Recipe

Oh yes!! - I've been baking for Christmas.  I try to bake early in the season then freeze all my yummies for later on.  I like to bring a box of home made baked goods whenever we go visiting during the holiday season. Four types of cookie are already frosty in my freezer and these are the latest addition.

Candy Cane Shortbread 

1 3/4 c. plain flour

1/4 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. softened butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup broken candy cane 

1.) Mix flour, cornstarch and baking powder together in a bowl and set aside.

2.) In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. 

3.)  Gradually stir the  flour mixture into the wet ingredients.  Stir in candy cane pieces.   

4.) Cover and chill until firm enough to roll. 

5.) Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with a fork.  

6.) Bake at 350 degrees for 8  minutes. Makes 5 dozen.



  1. Yum! Those look good! I love peppermint anything! Do you do mail orders? lol! Have a wonderful week! Angie xo

  2. That sounds like a fun recipe to try - very sweet!! Thanks for sharing! J9 x

  3. OH YUM! I saw these on Pinterest and can't wait to make them. I love baking ahead too, lots more time to enjoy the season! Thank you for sharing, Bronwyn!

  4. These look so good and so festive! I'm stopping by from "I Should Be Mopping Up The Floor" link party!

  5. Look so yummy! I'm going to have to try these. Megan

  6. I love anything with candy cane in it. I'll have to give these a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

  7. I just stumbled upon this recipe via Pinterest but I wanted to tell you that I loooove your name!

  8. These look amazing! I obviously don't know how these taste, but I just had a thought...what if you tried dipping half in melted milk or dark chocolate...

  9. Looks delicious! Thank you for joining HSH!

  10. Yum! these look really good and pretty for Christmas too!

    thanks for linking up to a Homemade Christmas linky party!

    Christina @


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