Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Recipe --------- Candy Cane Cookies

Here is a christmas cookie recipe for you today.   Fun to make and they can also be used to decorate the tree.

Candy Cane Cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
red and green food coloring

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2.In a large bowl, combine butter, confectioners' sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla extract. beat until smooth. Mix in flour and salt.
3. Divide dough in half.   Set one half aside.   Divide one half of the dough in half again.   Add a few drops of red food coloring to one half and green to the other.
4.Break off about a tablespoon full of red dough and oll into a 5 inch strip.   Do the same with the white dough.  Place them side by side and roll together like a rope. ( You can also do them with red and green dough)
  Pinch the ends together, place on baking sheet. Curve top down to form the handle of cane.
5.Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes.