Cinnamon Candy Cane Cookies

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Get in the Christmas spirit with these adorable cinnamon candy cane cookies. Here’s an easy and delicious recipe that’s perfect to make with the kids this holiday season.

The holiday cookie baking has begun and we are so excited with how these cookies turned out. Knead red and white cookie dough together to create delicious and adorable candy canes. They look so good we almost don’t want to eat them! …almost.

These cookies taste like sugar cookies, with just a hint of cinnamon in the red part of the dough. You’ll be amazed how easy they are to make. Bring your kids to the kitchen, because no matter what their skill level, here’s a recipe they can easily help out with.

  • Can I make the cinnamon lollipop cookies more cinnamony?

    If you want a strong cinnamon flavor for these cookies, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon extract to the dough. Cinnamon extract is sometimes hard to find, but it’s common during the holiday season. If they don’t have regular extracts, look near items for candy making.

  • Which food coloring should I use?

    There are many different options for food coloring: powder, liquid, gel, and natural food coloring. Any of them will work, but we highly recommend using gel for the most even and deepest color.

  • Storage Instructions:

    Store your cookies in an airtight container. Homemade cookies tend to dry out within a few days, so go ahead and freeze any you can’t eat quickly. Always freeze in freezer safe containers. They should keep in the refrigerator for 3 months.

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A stack of lollipop cookies on a cooling rack.

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Cinnamon Lollipop Cookies on countertop.

Get in the Christmas spirit with these adorable cinnamon candy cane cookies. Here’s an easy and delicious recipe that’s perfect to make with the kids this holiday season.

Preparation time 10 minute

cooking time 10 minute

total time 20 minute

raw material

  • 1 cup butter soften
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon red gel food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 375°.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silicone baked liner.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter and powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Add flour and salt and mix well.

  • Divide the dough in half. Add cinnamon to half of the dough and color with red food coloring.

  • Pinch out about 1 to 1.5 tablespoons each of white and red dough. Roll into a rope about 5 inches.

  • Lay the two ropes side by side and twist them lightly together. Bend the top down into a candy cane shape. Repeat with remaining dough.

  • Place on prepared baking sheets 1 to 2 inches apart. Cookies will keep their shape.

  • Bake in a 375 degree oven for 7 to 10 minutes. Let sit on pan for 1 to 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


This recipe has a very mild cinnamon flavor. If you want a stronger cinnamon flavor, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon extract and food coloring to the dough.

Calories: 1314kcal | carbohydrate: 108G | protein: 10G | fat: 94G | Saturated fat: 59G | cholesterol: 325mg | sodium: 1716mg | Potassium: 124mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 59G | Vitamin A: 2955unit | calcium: 59mg | iron: 3.3mg

Cinnamon Lollipop Cookies