Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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Candy Cane Cookies

Adrienne May

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@sonflowergirl74

This is one of the Christmas cookies I used to bake with my mother when I was a little girl. It is a special recipe in our family, not sure how old it is, but it has been around at least since the 70's lol!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
1/2 c
shortening
1 c
powdered sugar
1
egg
1 1/2 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
vanilla
2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
red food coloring drops

Directions Step-By-Step

1
preheat oven to 350
2
Cream butter, shortening and sugar.
3
add egg and extracts.
4
Add dry ingredients. Separate dough evenly into two bowls and using red food coloring, tint half of dough to desired shade of red.
5
Take a walnut sized piece of red dough and a walnut sized piece of white dough. Separately, roll each color on a lightly floured surface, into a rope. Place the two ropes side by side, gently press together, and twist the two ropes to form a spiral and then shape each cookie into a cane shape by bending one end into a hook shape. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.
6
Bake 8-9 minutes until browned.
7
I often bake this cookie without making the candy cane shape. I make them round and then do the criss cross with the tines of a fork that you often see on peanut butter cookies and sprinkle with colored sugar!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids