Monday, December 10, 2007

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies
by: Dana Walter

Preheat oven: 375
Makes: 3-4 dozen
Cook Time: 9 minutes

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 egg
1.5 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
2.5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red rood coloring
1/2 cup granulated sugar

1. Mix together butter, shortening, confectioners sugar, egg, and flavorings.
2. Blend in flour and salt.
3. Divide dough in half
4. Blend red food coloring in one half
5. Shape 1 tsp dough from each half into 4 inch ropes. (for smooth even ropes, roll back and forth on lightly floured board)
6. Place ropes side by side and press together lightly & twist
7. Complete cookies one at a time
8. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (curve top to form candy cane)
9. Bake 9 minutes
10. Immediately sprinkle with a lot of sugar once pulled out of oven

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