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I believe that foods and flavors have certain seasons. In the summer blueberries and lemons should be thrown in to as many things as possible.  The fall is all about pumpkin and in the winter I'm obsessed with peppermint. It makes a great tea and is perfect in coffee but my favorite way to enjoy peppermint is in cookie form.  Our family has a couple recipes that are our particular favorites, the one I'm sharing today is super easy and fun to make with kids. Husbandie and I made them our first Christmas together and have enjoyed them ever since, we call them candy cane doodles.

You start with a basic snickerdoodle dough recipe, omitting the cinnamon and sugar step at the end. Drop the dough in balls on to a cookie sheet and bake 8 minutes. 

While your cookies are baking make frosting (we use this recipe) and smash up a dozen regular size candy canes. Placing the candy canes in a ziploc bag and using a rolling pin works really well, we however, prefer hammers. :) 

Once your cookies have cooled, spread a thick layer of frosting on top.

 Scoop up some candy canes.

And sprinkle!

That's it, your finished!

Be careful though they've been known to disappear very fast.

Lots more great kid friendly ideas can also be found at these link parties: Link and LearnWeekly Kid Co-opMontessori MondayHip Homeschool HopPreschool CornerFor the Kids Fridays, and Show and Share Saturday. 


  1. Really cute! I think they would look great on a cookie tray too. Thanks!

  2. YUMMY!!!! These are some tasty looking cookies!
    Thanks for linking up last week for Fun Stuff Fridays. I'd love you to link up with us again.

  3. These are super cute and festive! :)

  4. YUM! Send me one please!

    P.S. If you're into surprises you may want to check out my giveaway!

  5. Looks like a great cookie! I'm a new follower. Come by anytime!

    Merry Christmas!

  6. I made these cookies and they turned out great and so good to eat. Super cute!

    Thanks for the recipe.
    Merry Christmas,



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