Candy Cane Cookies

By Charlotte J on December 24, 2001

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Ingredients

    1. 1 cup shortening
    2. 1 cup powdered sugar
    3. 1 egg
    4. 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
    5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
    6. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    7. 1 teaspoon salt
    8. 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
    9. 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
    10. 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix the crushed peppermint candy and granulated sugar together and set aside.
  3. Mix shortening, sugar, egg and flavorings together.
  4. Add flour and salt and mix.
  5. Divide dough in half.
  6. Add food coloring to one half and mix well.
  7. Make one cookie at a time by: Rolling a 4" strip (use about 1 tsp of dough) from each color.
  8. Place strips side-by-side, press lightly together and twist like a rope.
  9. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Curve top down to form handle of the cane.
  11. Bake about 9 minutes.
  12. Remove from baking sheet.
  13. While still warm sprinkle with the candy/sugar mixture.