CANDY CANE COOKIES

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food color
  • 2 tablespoons finely crushed peppermint candies
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions

  • Stir together 1 cup sugar, the butter, milk, vanilla, peppermint extract and egg in large bowl.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Divide dough in half.
  • Stir food color into 1 half.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Stir together peppermint candy and 2 tablespoon sugar; set aside.
  • For each candy cane, shape 1 rounded teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope by rolling back and forth on floured surface.
  • Place 1 red and white rope side by side; press together lightly and twist.
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet; curve top of cookie down to form handle of cane.
  • Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and very light brown.
  • Immediately sprinkle candy mixture over cookies. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
  • Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • Makes 4 1/2 dozen cookies

Notes

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