Candy Cane Twist Cookies

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Candy Cane Twist Cookies

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Recipe Data

30
Servings
2hr40min
Prep
2hr50min
Total

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    Description

    Subtly sweet with a rich vanilla flavor, make these soft cookies a part of your Christmas cookie trays.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 30
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    2 c.Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
    ¼ tsp.Hy-Vee baking powder
    ½ c.Hy-Vee unsalted butter
    3 oz.Hy-Vee Neufchatel 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
    c.Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    1large egg yolk
    1 ½ tsp.Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    Hy-Vee red food coloring

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    • Medium bowl
    • Large bowl
    • Electric mixer
    • Plastic wrap
    • Cookie sheets
    • Parchment paper
    • Wire cooling rack

    Directions

    1. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl; set aside.

    2. Beat butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds. Add sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla; beat in half of the flour mixture until combined. Stir in remaining flour mixture. Divide dough in half. Add desired amount of red food coloring to one portion. Cover and refrigerate dough portions at least 2 hours or until easy to handle. 

    3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line cookies sheets with parchment paper. For each candy cane, shape 1 rounded teaspoon dough from each portion into a 5-inch rope. Place a red and white rope side-by-side; press together lightly and twist. Place on prepared cookie sheet; curve top of cookie down to form candy cane shape. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until set and bottoms are light golden brown. Cool cookies on a wire rack. 

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    80 Calories per serving
    1 cookie

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 4g
    • Cholesterol: 15mg
    • Sodium: 15mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 11g
    • Protein: 1g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 0%
    0%
    Calcium 0%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 0%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Balance December 2018