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Mini candy cane crunch cookies

November 19, 2015

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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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Mini candy cane crunch cookies
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Serves: 42
 
2 cookies for 1pp or 1 cookie for 1 sp
Ingredients
  • 2.5 Tbsp calories reduced margarine
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp egg whites (I buy the carton of just egg whites)
  • ½ tsp pure mint extract
  • ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp crushed candy cane bits
  • Sprinkles (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, spray a large cookie sheet.
  2. Using an electric mixer beat your margarine and sugar together, add in your egg whites and extract and continue beating.
  3. Mix in your flour and soda with a spoon. Fold in your candy cane pieces.
  4. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet, keep them small. Optional to top with sprinkles before going in the oven.
  5. Bake for 6-8 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Makes 42 mini cookies, 2 cookies for 1pp, or 1 cookie for 1sp.
  7. 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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4 Comments

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    Reply Sonia December 9, 2015 at 2:48 am

    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 Drizzle December 9, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      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?

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    Reply Faye November 28, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Hi this is my first recipe I have tried of yours but am looking forward to trying more ๐Ÿ™‚
    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 Drizzle November 30, 2017 at 9:31 am

      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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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