Candy Cane Cookies for Santa Idea

Candy Cane Cookies for Santa Idea

Candy canes everyone will ♥

Candy cane cookies are sweet to look at and sweeter to eat! Be sure to leave a little note to Santa and a cup of milk alongside these holiday treats. Tell the kids they can "taste-test" the cookies for Santa!


Yield Servings vary Level Easy
Candy Cane Cookies for Santa
  • Sugar cookies, your favorite recipe
  • White royal icing, your favorite recipe
  • Light corn syrup
  • Kelly Green icing color
  • Christmas Red icing color
  • Red sugar sprinkles
  • Candy cane cookie cutter
  • Decorating bag
  • Round tip
  • Tip coupler
Follow Instructions
Mix up a batch of roll-out sugar cookie dough and cut out cookies using the candy cane cookie cutter. Bake and cool the cookies.
Using a decorating bag fitted with a round tip, outline white stripes with white royal icing.
Thin a separate batch of white icing with 1-2 teaspoons of corn syrup per cup of icing.
Fill a second decorating bag with the thinned icing and snip off the tip to fill the cookie with icing for a smooth, shiny surface. Let harden 8-12 hours.
Pipe on the red stripes with red royal icing.
Sprinkle generously with red sugar sprinkles and shake off excess.
Pipe on the holly with three red dots and two green triangles of icing for leaves.
Let dry completely before storing.

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