Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Candy Cane Cookies



1 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sifted confectioners sugar

1 egg

1-1/2 teaspoon Watkins almond flavoring

OR

3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring

1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

1/2 cup white sugar


Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix butter sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly. Add flour and salt, Mix well. Shape dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap; chill for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 4 inch strips; place on baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle or cane. Bake 9 minutes. While still warm, remove from pan and sprinkle with candy and sugar mixture. Dough may be divided in half and colored with 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring if desired. Roll each color into strips, place side by side, press together lightly and twist like a rope.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

These are beautiful, thanks for sharing the recipe. I hope your holidays were great!