Christmas Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

Christmas Candy Cane Cookies Recipe
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup shortening
  2. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  3. 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  4. 1 Egg
  5. 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  10. 1/2 cup peppermint candy, crushed
  11. 1/2 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, cream the shortening, butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Divide dough in half; mix the food coloring into one half. Cover and refrigerate both doughs for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape 1 teaspoon plain dough into a 4-in. rope. Shape 1 teaspoon red dough into a 4-in. rope. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist. Place on ungreased baking sheet; curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane. Repeat with remaining plain and red dough, placing 2 in. apart on baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 375° for 8-9 minutes or until set. Combine the crushed candy and sugar; sprinkle warm cookies with candy mixture. Remove to wire racks. Yield: 4 dozen.
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