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Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Caning

1/2 cup margarine, softened 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup shortening 3/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 c. confectioner's sugar 2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg
1/2 tsp. red food coloring


1/2 c. finely crushed peppermint candy
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg white

In large bowl, cream butter, shortening, sugar, and egg until light and fluffy.
Add extracts.
In a medium bowl combine flour and salt.
Gradually add to creamed mixture and continue beating just until combined.
Devide dough in half.

Add food coloring to one half, mixing well.
Wrap each half in waxed paper; refrigerate at least one hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease 2 large cookie sheets.
Pull off about a teaspoonful of each dough.
On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion in to a 5" long rope.
Place ropes side-by-side on a cookie sheet and carefully twist together.
Shape to form a candy cane. Bake 9-10 minutes or until golden at edges.
While hot, brush with egg white and sprinkle with the candy/sugar mixture.

Makes about 3 dozen.

This one is fun and not that hard to make. And they look pretty!

Posted by CareerMom on December 04, 1997

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