Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Grandma Kay's Candy Cane Cookies
1 cup shortening/Butter Mix
1 cup sifted Powdered Sugar
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.