Alyssa's Candy Cane Cookies

1
Melody Lacuesta

By
@Deelac

My Granddaughter Alyssa has helped me make these since She was able to roll the dough. They have since been one of her Specialties. She Takes after Her Great Grandma Frohman; Me; and Her Father Aaron in the kitchen.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
3 dozen
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    red food coloring drops
  • 1/2 c
    crushed peppermint candies
  • 1/2 c
    sugar

How to Make Alyssa's Candy Cane Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Cream together the shortening, egg, sugar, almond extract and vanilla.
  2. Stir in and blend well the flour and salt. Divide dough in half, add red food color to one portion and blend until no streaks remain. Roll 1 tsp of each color the thickness of a pencil, about 4 inches long. Use powdered sugar for rolling. Lay strips side by side and roll together, twist to make stripes alternate, shape into cane shape.
  3. Bake, but do not brown. While hot from oven, sprinkle with following mixture.
    1/2 cup each crushed peppermint candy and granulated sugar.
  4. 300 degrees

Printable Recipe Card

About Alyssa's Candy Cane Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: For Kids




Show 2 Comments & Reviews

22 Cookies That Need To Be In The Cookie Jar Recipe

22 Cookies That Need to Be in the Cookie Jar

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

The only thing better than coming home to the smell of freshly baked cookies is opening the cookie jar and finding it filled to the brim. When the jar goes...

Simple, Easy To Carry Labor Day Desserts Recipe

Simple, Easy to Carry Labor Day Desserts

Kitchen Crew

I'm heading to a Labor Day barbecue this weekend. Everyone is bringing something and I've been assigned a dessert. I started to look through my Recipe Box app to see...

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert Recipe

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....