Dessert Recipes

Chocolate-Coated Candy Canes

Chocolate-Coated Candy CanesThese cookies are absolutely my favorite during the holidays. They are well worth the effort…

Chocolate-Coated Candy Canes

Chocolate-Coated Candy Canes

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 egg yolks 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons poppy seeds 1/4 teaspoon salt 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted Red sprinkles, finely chopped pistachios and/or toasted shredded coconut, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.

Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, poppy seeds and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough into 36 pieces; shape each into a 6-in.

rope.

Place 2 in.

apart on greased baking sheets; curve the top of each cookie to form the handle of a candy cane.

Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

Dip the handle of each cookie into melted chocolate; allow excess to drip off.

Place on waxed paper; decorate with sprinkles, pistachios and/or coconut if desired.

Let stand until set.

Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 141 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

Diabetic exchanges; 2 fat, 1 starch.

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