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Divine Christmas Candy Cane Cookies

 
One serving costs about $0.15

$0.15 per serving

4 people like this recipe

4 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

15 christmas,vegetarian,lacto ovo vegetarian antipasti,starter,snack,appetizer,antipasto,hor d'oeuvre
spoonacular Score:7%

Spoonacular Score: 7%

 

You can never have too many dessert recipes, so give Divine Christmas Candy Cane Cookies a try. This recipe makes 15 servings with 114 calories, 1g of protein, and 7g of fat each. For 15 cents per serving, this recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes roughly 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up vanillan extract, powdered sugar, food coloring, and a few other things to make it today. 3 people have tried and liked this recipe. Christmas will be even more special with this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a vegetarian diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 10%. This score is improvable. Try Christmas Candy Cane Cookies, Christmas Candy Cane Cookies, and Christmas Candy Cane Bark for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
5.64 oz
5.64 oz all purpose flour
all purpose flour
1 large
1 large egg yolk
egg yolk
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps food coloring
food coloring
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps peppermint extract
peppermint extract
2.12 oz
2.12 oz powdered sugar
powdered sugar
4.06 oz
4.06 oz unsalted butter
unsalted butter
1 tsp
1 tsp vanilla extract
vanilla extract
5.64 oz all purpose flour
5.64 oz
all purpose flour
1 large egg yolk
1 large
egg yolk
0.25 tsps food coloring
0.25 tsps
food coloring
0.5 tsps peppermint extract
0.5 tsps
peppermint extract
2.12 oz powdered sugar
2.12 oz
powdered sugar
4.06 oz unsalted butter
4.06 oz
unsalted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Equipment

baking paper
baking paper
wire rack
wire rack
baking paper
baking paper
wire rack
wire rack


Instructions

  1. Cream butter, add sugar and beat again. Add in egg yolk and vanilla and peppermint extract and stir to combine.
  2. Add in flour in 2 additions (meaning fist add half flour, stir well, then add the other half). Mix until you get a firm and smooth dough. Divide the dough into 2 balls. To one ball add a few drops of food coloring.
  3. Wrap dough balls in plastic paper and refrigerate for about 30 min.
  4. After 30 min, take a walnut sized piece of red (/pink) and a walnut sized piece of white dough and roll each color on a lightly floured surface into a 10-12 cm long rope. Place the 2 ropes side by side and gently twist them together pressing a bit to form a spiral. Shape by bending one end into a hook.
  5. Line cookies on a baking paper about 2 cm apart from each other
  6. Bake at 180 C for about 10 min or until the edges of the cookies start browning.
  7. Let cookies cool down completely on a wire rack

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.15
Ingredient
160 grams all purpose flour
1 large egg yolk
¼ teaspoons food coloring
½ teaspoons peppermint extract
60 grams powdered sugar
115 grams unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Price
$0.21
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$0.99
$0.30
$2.25

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • You can easily swap half of the white flour in most recipes for whole wheat flour to add some fiber and protein. It does result in a heavier dough, so for cookies, cakes, etc., you might try swapping in whole wheat pastry flour.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • Egg yolks are high in cholesterol, leading some people to recommend eating only egg whites or limiting egg consumption to one egg per day. However, new research suggests you might go ahead and eat your whole eggs. It turns out egg yolk contains valuable nutrients (the cartenoids that make it yellow are great for eye health, folic acid is great for brain health, and it has vitamins A, E, D, and K) and dietary cholesterol seems to have little influence on blood cholesterol levels.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Don't despair if you don't have powdered sugar on hand. All you need is granulated sugar and a good blender. Pour in the granulated sugar and blend at a high speed until you have a powder.

  • Don't waste any egg yolks or egg whites left over from separating eggs. Both can be frozen and used later (ice cube trays come in handy here!)

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

Green Tips

  • Food coloring can definitely make food more attractive, but if you prefer to go the natural route, many colors can be created with the use of fruits, vegetables, spices, etc. Experiment with berries for pinks, reds, and purples, carrots for orange, turmeric for yellow, and so on.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
114 Calories
1g Protein
6g Total Fat
12g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
114
6%

Fat
6g
10%

  Saturated Fat
4g
25%

Carbohydrates
12g
4%

  Sugar
4g
4%

Cholesterol
28mg
10%

Sodium
1mg
0%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
1g
3%

Selenium
4µg
6%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Folate
21µg
5%

Vitamin A
207IU
4%

Manganese
0.07mg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
4%

Vitamin B3
0.64mg
3%

Iron
0.53mg
3%

Phosphorus
17mg
2%

Vitamin E
0.21mg
1%

Vitamin D
0.18µg
1%

Fiber
0.29g
1%

covered percent of daily need

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