Put a new twist on sugar cookies this year by taking a different route when it comes to frosting them. Nothing says Christmas like candy canes, with their bright red and white stripes, and their cool, peppermint flavor. And sugar cookies are the perfect treat to leave for Santa. So let’s blend the two and create a new tradition easy enough for the whole family to take part in.
This combination of flavors is a gift in itself. Start with our Best-Ever Sugar Cookie recipe. With its slight hint of vanilla and nutmeg, it could easily stand alone. But there’s nothing jolly about a plain cookie during the holidays so we recommend spreading cream cheese frosting on top and sprinkling with crushed candy canes. Voila! Each bite is peppermint bliss.
This fun and festive treat is perfect for family or you can pop some in a decorative tin for an easy gift for a teacher or the neighbors next door. It’s sure to add a bit of joy to the season.