Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies are an easy and delicious holiday cookie recipes. This amazing Peppermint Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies are crispy on the edges and chewy and buttery on the inside. There is that gorgeous and magical Pink colored crinkle over these cookies and that amazing Peppermint Taste in every bite!
Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies are a modern take on the classic Christmas Crinkle Cookies. These Crinkle Cookies are thick with soft centers. Also, the gorgeous Peppermint Flavor and that Pink color are what make this the perfect Crinkle Cookies of the Generation :). Talking of Christmas Cookies have you tried my Gingerbread Crinkle Cookies?
These Candy Cane Cookies are fudgy and delicious. I always make it in large batches because these disappear so quickly. Especially, during Christmas, these are some of my favorite cookies that I bake to fill in cookie gift boxes. These stay fresh at room temperature for days and of course, these are just too pretty!
What I love about these Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
- Fudgy centers and melt in your mouth taste
- Perfect Peppermint Candy Cane taste in every bite
- The magical crinkle atop the cookies
- Thick Cookies
- Chewy Cookies
- Can enjoy them warm, fresh from the oven!
This Christmas season is the perfect time to bake cookies. Like these Christmas tree sugar Cookies or Chocolate Shortbread Christmas Tree Cookies or Chili Chocolate Snickerdoodles or Cranberry Cream Cheese Snickerdoodles, these Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies are perfect for the holidays. These are easy to bake, get prepared in just 10 minutes, and tastes beyond delicious...!
About the Delicious Cookie Dough
This Peppermint Candy Cane Cookie dough is something which I keep baking always. I do not use the Pink color always. However, for this one, it just felt perfect. I love Baking Peppermint Cookies. Have you tried my Peppermint Bark Shortbread Cookies or White Chocolate Peppermint Shortbread Cookies or Christmas Peppermint Sugar Cookie Bars
How to make Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
Whisk the Dry Ingredients: So you begin by whisking the dry ingredients - Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, and Salt
Pour the Wet Ingredients: Now, add the Granulated Sugar, Pure Vanilla Extract, Peppermint Extract, Pink Gel Food Color, and a splash of milk to combine everything together and make a cookie dough.
The Cookie dough should be soft to touch and thick.
Roll cookie dough balls: Roll tablespoon-sized cookie dough balls. Dust them generously in granulated sugar. Roll the cookies in the sugar until they are properly coated with it. see the video for a visual.
After they have been adequately coated in granulated sugar, freeze them for 20 minutes or refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Freezing the cookie dough is extremely important. This will make sure that your cookies do not spread in the oven and come out thick and cute...
Bake the Cookies: After the cookies have been frozen for 20 minutes, bake them for 10 minutes at 350F or 180C. Sit back and watch the magical crinkle form in these cookies. It's seriously so fun to watch!
If you aren't getting crinkles in your cookies, even after 8 minutes then get the baking dish out and lightly bang it on the kitchen surface. Then pop it back in the oven and bake for additional 2-3 minutes.
How to get the perfect Sugar topping?
The best thing about a Crinkle Cookie is the wonderful snowy white sugar on top of the cookies. The best way to get that crinkle atop of the cookies is to generously roll them in powdered sugar.
And do not just roll them once. If possible roll them once, let them sit for 2 minutes, and re-roll them.
That's precisely what I do and my crinkle cookies come out perfect every time!
Also, you can roll the cookies first on granulated sugar and then in Confectioner's Sugar. This will also make sure that your cookie shave that perfect crinkle on top and the sugar doesn't melt.
Can I store Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies?
Of course, you can. These cookies freeze wonderfully. You can cool down the cookies to room temperature and then you can store them between single layers of parchment paper in the freezer.
These will stay fresh for up to 3 months. Before serving thaw overnight in the refrigerator or on the counter.
How to make these Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies ahead of time?
To make these ahead of time, you can make the cookie dough balls, and store them in a freezer-friendly zip-lock bag.
You can store these cookie dough balls in the freezer for up to 3 months. Before baking, thaw to room temperature on the counter for up to 1 hour, roll them in granulated sugar, and then bake them.
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Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies
- 1½ cups AP Flour use Gluten Free Baking flour for GF Version
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda use Gluten Free Baking Soda for GF Version
- ¼ teaspoon Baking Powder use Gluten Free Baking Powder for GF Version
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar 200g
- ½ cup Unsalted Butter softened to room temp (1 stick, 115g)
- ½ teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- ¼ teaspoon Peppermint oil
- 1 drop Pink Gel Food Color or Pink Candy Melts (one 12oz pack)
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- Powdered sugar to roll the cookies
- Whisk the Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt in a bowl.
- Add the Granulated Sugar, Unsalted butter, Vanilla Extract, Peppermint Oil, Pink Gel Food Color OR Melted Pink Candy Melts, and Egg in a separate bowl.Fold it to the flour mixture and combine everything using a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Roll small cookie dough balls. Roll the cookie dough balls in powdered sugar. Allow them to sit. After 2 minutes, re-roll them in the powdered sugar.
- Allow the cookie dough to freeze covered for 5 minutes or refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350°F or 180°C.
- Bake these Candy Cane Crinkle Cookies for 10 minutes. After these are baked, allow them to cool down in the same baking dish for 5 minutes. Serve warm.