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Candy Cane Cookies

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Ingredients You'll Need

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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