• Cooking Time: 15 min
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 30 min



  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup candy canes (finely crushed)
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (granulated)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, cream the butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and the peppermint and vanilla extracts and beat until well blended.
  • Gradually add the flour and salt; mix well.
  • Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour.
  • Coat two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a shallow bowl, combine the crushed candy canes and the granulated sugar; mix well.
  • Shape the chilled dough into 1-inch balls then roll each ball in the candy cane mixture; place on the baking sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until browned.
  • Immediately remove from the baking sheets and place on wire racks to cool.

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