This simple candy cane cookies are classics to make for Christmas. By using licorice for the stripes, you only need one color if icing, simplifying things. I originally made these cookies for Reader’s Digest.
how to make candy cane cookies
you will need:*
cut out cookie dough AND royal icing
candy cane cookie cutter
white food coloring
1 disposable decorating bag
1 size “4” decorating tip
red licorice lace (“Twizzlers” Pull-N-Peel work well)
light corn syrup
Prepare dough and icing according to the recipes and cut out candy cane cookies. Bake and let cool. Color frosting with white coloring and prepare a frosting bag with size “4” decorating tip. Outline candy canes with white frosting and let set about 15 minutes. Flood the candy canes with thinned, white frosting and let set well, at least an hour. For the stripes, snip pieces of red licorice and adhere to cookie with light corn syrup. Let dry overnight before packaging cookies.