Candy Cane Cookies

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Candy Cane Cookies

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Ingredients

Preheat oven to 375°. Mix together thoroughly:

  • 1 Cup shortening (half butter)
  • 1 Cup sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. almond extract

Instructions

  • Sift together and stir in 2 1/2 cups sifted flour, 1 tsp. salt.
  • Divide dough in two halves.
  • Blend into one half 1/2 tsp. red food coloring.
  • Roll 1 tsp. each color dough into a strip about 4-inches long.
  • Place strips side by side; press together and twist like a rope.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Curve top down to form cane handle.
  • Bake 9 minutes until brown.
  • Roll in mixture of 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy.

Notes

Credit by: Sandi Weber

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