Candy Cane Sugar Cookies Recipe

This recipe is shared from @SomethingVegan they have a great YouTube cooking channel!

These cookies are easy to make and are perfect for the holidays! They use Smart balance dairy-free butter instead of butter from cows. These cookies taste just like the sugar cookies you grew up loving ❤️


1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar

1/3 Cup Vegan Butter, softened. – I love using Smart balance butter

1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract

1/2 Teaspoon Peppermint extract

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 Cups Flour

Red food dye


1. To a medium sized mixing bowl, add everything except the flour. Mix well.

2. Add the flour slowly, mixing until a soft dough forms. You might have to use your hands to knead/ mix the dough at this point. If the dough is crumbly and not forming a play-doh consistency, try adding another tablespoon of melted butter, or even a tablespoon of non-dairy milk.

3. Once the dough is the texture of play-doh, split it in half, and use red food dye to color half the dough.

4. This part is a little harder to explain. You might need the visual. I have pictures + the link to the video below.

To shape each cookie: split the white dough and red dough into 12 pieces each, so you have 24 total. Roll a piece of red dough into a long rope. Do the same with a piece of white dough. Twist them together, rolling a little so they are stuck together. Then, roll up into a spiral and press to flatten. Place on a baking sheet, and repeat with the rest.

Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes. Makes one dozen cookies.


Step By Step Pictures:

Pictures are from @SomethingVegan



-You may not need to use all of the flour. The first time I made this recipe, the dough got crumbly and wasn’t right. I had to compensate with a splash of almond milk, although I’m sure more melted butter would work fine too.

-To check for doneness, the bottom edges of the cookies will brown a bit. The sugar cookies don’t brown on top.

My Photos:

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