4 years ago

Candy
Cane Cookies

Celebrate the holidays with these minty candy cane cookies from
award-winning chef Marjorie
Johnson
. Delicious with a cup of hot chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red food coloring
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy
  • ½ cup sugar

Directions

  1. Heat your oven to 375 F.
  2. In a large electric mixer bowl, place butter, sugar, and extracts. Cream
    together thoroughly. Beat in egg. Sift flour with baking powder and salt. Stir
    into butter mixture and combine well. Divide dough into two equal portions.
    Blend in red food coloring in one part.
  3. Using 1 teaspoon of dough, roll out to a pencil-thin strip about 4-5
    inches long. Rolling the strips on a pastry cloth with your hands makes a
    smooth strip. Place a white strip and a red strip side by side and twist them
    together. Place on ungreased cooking sheet. Turn one end to form a handle for
    the cane. Roll the strips one at a time, as rolling them all at one time could
    make the dough dry before you twist each one.
  4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Place cookies on a cooling rack. Combine
    crushed peppermint stick candy and sugar. Sprinkle mixture over warm cookies. 

Amount: About 60
cookies

Recipe
source: Marjorie
Johnson via Kare 11

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