All I Want for Christmas is Cookies: Candy Cane Cookies

IFA-er Tom requested the inclusion of these treats. I don’t think these came out quite right: They spread out a lot and got really thin when I cooked them; not sure whether I rolled the dough too thin or needed to add more flour (I used the amount in the recipe, but they still seemed a little sticky). Still tasty, though!

Preheat oven to 375

Mix together:
0.5 cup shortening
0.5 cup butter
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 egg
1.5 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together and stir in:
2.5 cup flour
1 tsp salt

Divide dough into halves equally.  Blend into one half of the dough 0.5 tsp red food coloring.

Roll 1 tsp each color dough into a strip about 4 inches long.  Place strips side by side and press lightly together and twist like rope and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Curve top down to form handle of cane.

Bake about 9 min or until light brown.


One response to “All I Want for Christmas is Cookies: Candy Cane Cookies

  1. Cardinal Fang

    What size egg did you use? Most recipes are written for large eggs. If you used extra large, the dough would be a little sticky.

    This is a basic butter cookie recipe, but with the mysterious and deplorable substitution of Crisco for half the butter. Why?

    — Fang, charter member of the Of Course I Can Believe It’s Not Butter Club

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