Candy Cane Cookies

General Description

these are yummy if you like peppermint.


Ingredients

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring or enough for desired color
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract


Cooking Instructions

PREPARATION:
Into a mixing bowl, measure flour, butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla, salt, and egg. Beat with hand-held electric mixer at low speed until mixture is well blended, scraping bowl a few times.
Set aside half of the cookie dough.

Into remaining dough in bowl, knead in red food coloring and peppermint extract until well blended.
Preheat oven to 375°. On a lightly floured surface, using hands, take 1 teaspoonful of plain dough and roll into a 4-inch rope. Repeat, using tinted dough. Place the ropes side-by-side and gently twist together. Pinch ends lightly to seal. Curve one end to form candy cane. Move cookie to ungreased baking sheets with a spatula. Repeat with remaining dough.

Bake cookies at 375° for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned around edges. Remove to racks with a spatula; let cool. Store in tightly covered container for up to 1 week. Makes about 4 dozen candy cane cookies.


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