Some candy cane cookie recipes include the ones from the Food Network website and AllRecipes.com. The recipe from Food Network uses cream cheese and peppermint extract, while the recipe from AllRecipes.com uses shortening and almond extract.
To make the recipe from Food Network, create two different batches of dough: one with red food coloring and one without. The recipe suggests only crafting one candy cane cookie at a time to get the best looking final product. This recipe takes 10 to 12 minutes to cook.
The recipe from AllRecipes.com suggests laying the two different doughs next to each other and twisting them together like a rope with a curve at the top. Bake for 8 minutes.