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Candy Cane Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food color

Heat oven to 375 deg. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, powdered sugar, egg and flavorings. Blend in flour and salt. Divide dough in half; blend food color into one half.

Shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope. For smooth, even ropes, roll them back and forth on lightly floured board. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Complete cookies one at a time. Place on ungreased baking sheet; curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane.

Bake about 9 minutes or until set and very light brown. If you wish, mix 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy and 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Immediately sprinkle cookies with candy mixture; remove from baking sheet.

About 4 dozen cookies.

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candy_cane_cookies.txt · Last modified: 2014/01/17 18:47 by 76.212.139.119