Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Today's recipe is for these festive Candy Cane Cookies. My boys love making these and what a great way to spend some family time together during the Holidays!

1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 c. confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1 tsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red food color

Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, 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" rope. For smooth ropes, roll them back and forth on floured board. Place ropes side by side, press together lightly and twist. Place on ungreased baking sheet, curve top of cookie to form handle of "cane".

Bake at 375 degrees for 9 minutes or very light brown.
For variation, you can add 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy and 1/2 cup granulated sugar and sprinkle this mixture on cookies immediately out of the oven.

Makes 4 dozen.

1 comment:

  1. These are delicious and easy to make! My Mom always made these for us when we were kids, now I make them for my Kiddo's.. Great Memories!