Candy Cane Cookies Add Color to Your Holiday Cookie Tray [WATCH]

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Cookies and Christmas. They go together like Santa and Claus. This time of year it seems everyone is breaking out the mixing bowls and dusting off the rolling pin. Christmastime just makes people want to bake. Enticing aromas draw people to the kitchen like fresh carrots draw reindeer. Families come together over cookie trays to create, admire, and consume. Christmas cookies are ties that bind, that tell friends and family you took the time and care.

Of course if you are going to the trouble to make Christmas cookies, you want a recipe that reflects your efforts and the spirit of the season. Though a simple chocolate chip cookie is fine any day of the week, you want to do a little something extra at Christmas. This YouTube video from shows you how to create a Christmas cookie you can, of course, munch on with hot chocolate, but they’re so pretty, you may decide to use them to decorate as well. These almond-flavored shortbread candy cane cookies are perfect for a Christmas cookie exchange or after dinner with coffee or hot chocolate. They are Santa approved.