• Baking with Toddlers: Candy Cane Cookies

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    We have a fun holiday-themed baking with toddler post today making candy cane cookies! This time, we invited my friend Gaby and her sweet daughter, Eleanor along. Jenner Brown came out to film our baking morning (thanks, Jenner!) and I love how it turned out. Still cleaning flour off all my linens. Always. Thank you messy toddlers for making everything so fun. Here’s the video below, enjoy!

    We partnered with fairlife milk for this post. Not only does fairlife milk have more protein, half the sugar, and is highly filtered, but it’s also deeeeelicious! I’ve been buying it ever since for it taste alone to go with holiday cookies and making homemade hot cocoa. I’m not sure I’ll be able to go back to regular milk.

    Keep reading for the recipe for our candy cane cookies…

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    Candy Cane Cookies

    2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon  salt
    1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    2 large egg yolks
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon of peppermint extract
    red food coloring (about 20 drops)

    1/2 cup decorating sugar (red, white, your choice but large crystals work best)

     

  • 4 comments

    1. kim said… December 15, 2016 1:36 pm

      So adorable. Just charming those two!

    2. bethany said… December 15, 2016 1:25 pm

      This is just adorable! And that milk looks yummy and so Christmasy!

    3. Paige said… December 15, 2016 12:39 pm

      These cookies are so fun! We’ll have to make these ones next!

      Paige
      http://thehappyflammily.com

    4. Josh @ The Kentucky Gent said… December 15, 2016 12:01 pm

      Love this idea for cookies with the kiddos! Something I’ve been doing with my mom for years.

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