Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Grandma Kay's Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup shortening/Butter Mix
1 cup sifted Powdered Sugar
1 Egg
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp red food coloring
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix shortening and butter with powdered sugar, egg, and flavorings.
Measure Flour by sifting. Mix Flour and Salt; Stir into shortening mixture.  Divide Dough in half.
Blend Food coloring into one half.  Toll a 4 inch strip  from each color.  For Smooth, even strips, roll them back and forth on a lightly floured board.  Place strips side by side, press lightly together and twist like a rope.  For best results, complete cookies one at a time..Place on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top to form handle of cane.
Bake about 9 minutes, until lightly browned.  While still warm sprinkle with mixture of candy and sugar.  Makes about 4 dozen.

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