Candy Cane Cookies

Recipe by tasb395
READY IN: 22mins
YIELD: 48 cookies




  • Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Beat in egg, vanilla and peppermint extract.
  • Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Alternately with milk add dry ingredients to creamed butter mixture. 3 dry, 2 milk. Until smooth and pliable.
  • Divide in 1/2; blend food coloring into 1/2.
  • Cover and chill for 4 hours or firm.
  • Cut each into 48 pieces.
  • With hands, gently roll one piece of each color into 4 inch rope. Place side by side and twist together.
  • Put on cookie sheet, form a cane.
  • Bake at 375 F for 12-15 minutes.
  • Hints: Gently squish the ropes together and onto the cookie sheet, that way they stay together and don't unravel. Since I make 8 dozen each year, I make 2 batches of dough and add the food coloring to the milk of one dough, that way I don't have to over work the dough trying to get the color evenly mixed inches.