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Candy cane cookies

Lopamudra Mukherjee
60 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Candy cane cookies RECIPE

Winter is the season of pouring our hearts into baking. I always have a lot of fun baking these cookies. I've baked these without oven. It's best to do it in winter because the weather is perfect for shaping these beauties.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Hard
  • Festive
  • Baking
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. butter 2 cups
  2. Powdered sugar 1 cup
  3. flour 4 cups
  4. egg 1
  5. Vanilla essence 1 teaspoon
  6. Red food colour


  1. In a bowl take soft butter and powdered sugar. Beat them together until it's light and creamy.
  2. Add vanilla essence and mix properly.
  3. Add the egg and mix again.
  4. Now add the flour and knead for a few minutes or until it all comes together.
  5. Take half of the dough in another bowl and add red food colour to it. Knead to incorporate the colour.
  6. Wrap both of the doughs with plastic wrap or butter paper and keep them in the fridge for half an hour.
  7. After half an hour take the doughs out. Make small lemon sized balls with the doughs.
  8. Roll a white ball and a red ball to form two same sized sticks. Stick both of the sticks together.
  9. Twist it from both sides 3 times.
  10. Roll it using the palm to smoothen it. Do the same with all the dough balls.
  11. Brush the baking dish with oil and line it with butter paper. Place the dough sticks in it. Turn one side of the sticks down like the head of a cane. Place the baking dish in the fridge.
  12. To bake this without oven, take a kadhai and spread 1 cup of salt in it. Place a stand in the kadhai, cover it with the lid and preheat this on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  13. Place the baking dish on the stand, cover the kadhai with the lid and bake the cookies on medium heat for 5 minutes and on low heat for 15 minutes.
  14. Let it cool and store the cookies in an airtight container.

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