Who likes candy cane?? I do… I do.. I am seriously that person at Christmas time that buys candy canes, not to give away or hang on the tree but to stash in the cupboard and savor them. 🙂 It’s just like lollipops, I think they make a great night time treat that is low in points and as long as you don’t crunch it up in seconds they can last a long time.. So I will enjoy any baked treat over the holidays that has candy cane in it.. like these yummy and easy to make mini candy cane cookies, with a sugar cookie taste these soft and chewy cookies are exploding with candy cane flavor! Best part… 2 cookies for 1 point plus or 1 cookie for 1 smart point 🙂

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Mini candy cane crunch cookies

Drizzle
1SP each on all 3 MyWW programs, 2 cookies for 1PP
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Baking
Servings 42

Ingredients
  

  • 2.5 Tbsp calories reduced margarine
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp egg whites I buy the carton of just egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp pure mint extract
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp crushed candy cane bits
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F, spray a large cookie sheet.
  • Using an electric mixer beat your margarine and sugar together, add in your egg whites and extract and continue beating.
  • Mix in your flour and soda with a spoon. Fold in your candy cane pieces.
  • Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet, keep them small. Optional to top with sprinkles before going in the oven.
  • Bake for 6-8 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Makes 42 mini cookies, 1SP each on all 3 MyWW programs, 2 cookies for 1PP (old program)
  • Nutritional info (adapted from my fitness pal) per cookie.. Calories 30... Fat 0.3g... Saturated fat 0g... Carbohydrates 6g... Fiber 0.1g... Sugars 4.9g...Protein 0.3g

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6 Comments

  1. I don’t know what I did wrong- these looked so good to me, but when I made them they were flat and the peppermint got very funny in the oven. Do you think it’s because I used the Nothing But Butter butter? I didn’t have any low fat margarine cubes and wasn’t sure if they even make those. My other option was full fat margarine. Suggestions because I was so looking forward to these and have many candy canes left.

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Sonia, they are flat cookies.. and just mini ones.. I used crushed candy cane bits that I bought at a bulk food store, and yes it does get sticky, so a little scraping of the cookie sheet was necessary.. all that said they were still very yummy cookies..I don’t think the type of butter you used would of made much of a difference.. Did you make sure your candy cane was finely crushed?

  2. Hi this is my first recipe I have tried of yours but am looking forward to trying more 🙂
    I made these tonight and baked for just under 8 minutes. I think I overcooked them a bit. They were quite crunchy. Are they supposed to be crunchy or chewy? Thought I would check before I try them for Round 2.

    Also – how do they freeze?

    Thanks!!

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Faye.. Mine were a mix of both, I think some did over cook a little so cutting back the time might help on that, I hope you come back and enjoy more recipes 🙂

    • Drizzle Reply

      Hi Laura, I am not experienced with using GF flour so all I can suggest is trial and error

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