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Candy Cane Cookies
Yield: about 4 dozen cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon red food color
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375. Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, confectioners'
sugar, egg and flavorings. Blend in flour and salt. Divide dough
in half, blend food coloring into one half.

Shape 1 teaspoon dough from each half into 4" rope. For smooth
even ropes, roll them back and forth on lightly floured board.
Place ropes side by side. Press together lightly and twist.
Complete cookies one at a time. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Curve top down to form handle of cane.

Bake about 9 minutes or until set and very light brown. Mic candy
and granulated sugar. Immediately sprinkle cookies with candy
mixture. Remove from baking sheet.

Or replace almond and vanilla extracts with 2 teaspoons peppermint
extract. Eliminate candy sprinkle after cooking.

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Wish I had found my mom's recipe., December 23, 2004 - 10:45 PM
Reviewer: tiffanypcb from panama city beach florida
Dough was extremely dry and hard to work with even after adding sprinkles of water. No additional flour was needed for sure. Cookies we're as dry as the dough and only yeilded four cookies...The ones that didn't break.

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