This is not about high-lighting, the perfect cookies.  But it is super easy to candy cane cookies1make.   Also my kids loved making and eating.

1 box sugar cookie mix

1/2 stick butter, melted

1 egg

1/3 cup softened cream cheese

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Red food coloring

In large bowl combine sugar cookie mix, melted butter, egg, cream cheese, and flour.  Mix together to form dough.

Separate dough into two equal portions.  Add red food coloring to one bowl of dough.  Knead together.

Roll into candy cane shape.

Heat oven 325°F

Bake 10-12 minutes