Enjoy These 7 Holiday Treats This Christmas Season!

6. Candy Cane Cookies


Ah, the season of Christmas cookie baking is officially upon us. What kinds will you be making this year? I tend to make a variety. When I came across this recipe I was so tickled! Just look how cute these candy cane cookies are. I love how the red stripe is incorporated into the dough. So realistic! My kids love to help make Christmas cookies. However, you have to watch out for “knife-lickers.” Knife lickers are children who spread a little frosting on a cookie and then spread a little on their tongues using the same knife. Pretty gross. LOL


The great thing about these candy cane cookies is that there is no frosting involved. I mean, if you want to frost them you can but then you’d be covering up the decoration of the candy cane. I like to add a few drops of peppermint extract to the cookies to give them an authentic flavor. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to and can just stick with the vanilla. I found these cookies to be fairly simple to make and super easy to eat. Enjoy!


Recipe and photo courtesy of Group Recipes.




Quick Tip: Make sure to roll your dough out on a highly floured surface for best results.


I love Frankenmuth. I lived in the Detroit area from the age of 20 to 50 so it was a special treat to drive several hours for dinner. There were two restaurants across the street from each other and everyone had a favorite, Bavarian Inn or Zenhnder’s. My ex and his family only ate at Zehnder’s, which I did not consider worth the drive. THEN I discovered the Bavarian Inn and was amazed at how deliciously different the food was from Zehnder’s. While I was never a fan of the stollen I was definitely a fan of the chicken dinner and would make the trip every Spring, Summer and Fall. Not just for the food but for the shopping, as well. This was long before the Outlet Mall opened so the only shopping was in Frankenmuth and the Christmas Store and the Clock Shop were always a delight. Thanks for the Memory!

I am looking for a recipe for using a white cake mix and peppermint flavored candy pieces..I saw it on a quick ad..but didn’t find it again.

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