How to Make Candy Cane Cookies People Will Love
Do you remember when we made American Flag Cookies for July 4th? As I was making the flag I noticed something. I noticed that the red and white along with the wave of the Flag Cookie Cutter’s simple design would make a great platter of candy cane cookies. I love being able to customize the number of cookies to the number of guests without staying up for days trying to design a platter with 10 different designs. If you have a large number of guests, just make more candy canes and stack each one higher. These cookies are the most customizable party cookies I have ever made. And did I mention how easy they are to make? Only two colors of royal icing which means clean up is a breeze!
Supplies for Candy Cane Cookies:
Flag Cookie Cutter from Whisked Away Cutters-I used the large and small ones for these candy canes.
Red and White 15 Second Icing in Decorating bags or bottles with #2 Decorating Tips
Royal Icing Recipe-Full batch or Half a Batch of Royal Icing
If you wan to know how to outline and flood a cookie, here is a little video for you.
The first thing you need to do is figure out the number of guests you will have and the size of cookies you need. The cutters come in three different sizes small, medium and large. Once you have that worked out, bake the cookies and outline and flood half with red and half with white. Let them dry completely.
Next, stack the cookies. When you get to the top, start curving the cookies to look like a candy cane.With the next layer, cover the holes with the next layer of cookies. Repeat until you have all the cookies stacked. I found that if you go over three rows some of the cookies may fall over. So…
…make another candy cane! Do you see the different sizes of the cookies in the picture? The large candy cane is made with the large cookie cutter and the smaller candy cane cookie is made with the small cookie cutter.
My favorite part of the candy cane cookies is stacking them. It is like working a puzzle and oh man, do I love puzzles! But this one is so simple you don’t really have to think about it.
I really love the simplicity of this design and the fact that you can tottaly customize it to number of guests makes these candy cane cookies one of my favorite Christmas Cookie Sets. It is perfect for beginner decorators or people who have been decorating for years.