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
0.5 cup shortening
0.5 cup butter
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
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.