Red Hot Cookies

Red hot cinnamon candies are not a usual favorite of any ones but these cookies are an exception. The cookies are a soft cookie but they have almost a shortbread flavor to them and the pops of spicy cinnamon candies are just perfect.


1/3 Cup Butter

1 Egg

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla

1 Tsp Cornstarch

3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Flour

3/4 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Red Hots

**My pics are all for a double recipe and my cookies are twice the regular size**

In your mixer you want to combine the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add in the egg and mix completely. If you are doing a double like me add in the eggs one at a time and mix completely before adding in the next. Add in the vanilla as the last wet ingredient.


Now you want to add in the flour and the cornstarch. Mix until it all comes together.


Last but not least you want to stir in the red hots. I found that it’s best to stir in the candies in by hand.


Portion out cookie dough onto a cookie sheet and press down slightly. Since these cookies are shortbread like they won’t really spread or rise. So how they go into the oven is how they’ll come out.

Speaking of going into the oven bake these cookies at 350 °F (177 °C) for 10-12 minutes or until the edges turn a golden brown color. Remove and allow the cookies to cool on a cooling rack. Be careful because the candies can get really hot when melted.

Trust me when I say to enjoy them while they last.

Makes 30 Cookies

Serving 2 Cookies


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