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gluten-free candy-cane cookie

Gluten-Free Candy Cane Cookies

I grew up with these cookies. Here is a new spin - gluten-free candy cane cookies.


  • 1 C butter softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/4 C confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 C Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • all-natural *red* food coloring


  • Beat together butter, sugars, vanilla and peppermint extract along with the egg. 
  • Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Stir them in together. Once dough is formed separate half of dough into another bowl.
  • Add several drops of red food coloring, mix it with your hands until colored all the way through evenly.
  • With your hands take some of the plain dough and form a narrow strip (like a snake). Do the same with the red dough. Swirl them together until you make a pattern similar to a candy-cane.
  • Bake at 350f for 10 min.
    gluten-free candy-cane cookies