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Candy Cane Cookies


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Ingredients

1/2 C Butter or margarine, softened
1/2 C Shortening
1 C Confectioners' sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp Almond extract
1 tsp Vanilla
2 1/2 C All-purpose flour*
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Red food color
1/2 C Crushed peppermint candy
1/2 C Granulated sugar


Heat oven to 375 degrees.


Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, confectioners' sugar, egg and flavorings. Blend in flour and salt.


Divide dough in half; blend food color into one half.


Shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4-inch rope.


For smooth, even ropes, roll them back and forth on lightly floured board. Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist.


Complete cookies one at a time.


Place on ungreased baking sheet.


Curve top down to form handle of cane.


Bake about 9 minutes or until set and very light brown.


Mix candy and granulated sugar.


Immediately sprinkle cookies with candy mixture; remove from baking sheet.


About 4 dozen cookies


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Intriguing! I'm always wanting to try a new recipe for my annual cookie making for the fire fighters and police.

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