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The thing I love most about these gluten free candy cane cookies is that they’re sweetened with real candy canes! Oh, and they’re so fun to shape! And they’re pepperminty through and through. And so festive at the holidays. And who doesn’t love candy canes!? … I guess any one of those attributes would be enough to sell me on making these super cute candy cane cookies — how about you?
There’s also no wrong or right in making them: they can be as big or as small, as thick or as thin as you like. Bake them longer and make them crunchier if you like. Sprinkle more crushed candy canes on top after baking, or not. They’re your gluten free candy cane cookies, after all!
As for crushing the candy canes you’ll need for this recipe, use a food processor or a coffee grinder for best results. Otherwise, you can always just store up all the day’s frustration and put coarsely broken candy canes in a large zip-top freezer bag and seal, then lay flat on a counter and repeatedly roll (or beat!) a rolling pin over the candy canes until they’re evenly crushed into fine pieces.
The finer the better for crushing the candy canes needed for these cookies so they don’t melt and break the dough apart. Measure out ½ cup of crushed candy for this recipe. Sprinkle any remainder over cookies after they’re baked, if desired.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this traditional recipe, made gluten free. It’s a keeper!
And because ONE delicious gluten free cookie is never enough, I’ve joined a bunch of my gluten-free food blogger friends for a Virtual Gluten-free Cookie Exchange and giveaway! Enter here to win a prize pack of the best gluten-free cookie making products, so you can bake all kinds of delicious gluten free cookies this holiday season! One winner will get 1 can each of my #1 voted gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour; Gluten Free Cookie Mix; Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix and Gluten Free Graham Cracker Mix. You’ll also get a signed copy of my award-winning cookbook, Free for All Cooking (give it as a holiday gift if you already have a copy!).
Enter by leaving a comment about your favorite cookie making memory – maybe this year you can make it gluten-free! Get more chances by sharing on social media – see the Rafflecopter below for other ways to enter. Check out the other bloggers’ recipes for even more prizes! Giveaway ends December 18th at 11:59 EST.
Check out all 12 recipes in our virtual gluten-free cookie exchange, listed in the order they appear in the photo, left to right, row by row:
Gluten-free Oatmeal Cranberry Chocolate Chip Cookies by My Gluten-Free Kitchen
Gluten-free Gingerbread Kiss Cookies by Gluten Free Palate
Snowball Cookies by Allergylicious
Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Mint Cookies by Meaningful Eats
Cinnamon Stars by Life After Wheat
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies in Jar by This Vivacious Life
Crock Pot Bark with Salted Peanuts by What the Fork
Coffee Flour Cookies by Flippin’ Delicious
Snickerdoodle Cookies by Veggie Balance
Lemon Cranberry Cookies by Vegetarian Mamma
Gluten Free Vegan Rasberry Pinwheel Cookies by Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
Place butter (and shortening, if using), confectioners’ sugar and crushed candy canes into a large mixing bowl and cream until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until incorporated.