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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Candy Cane Cookies, by , is from Betty's Kitchen, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Betty Rogers
Added: Monday, January 5, 2009


1 c. soft shortening (half butter)
1 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. red food coloring
1/2 c. crushed peppermint stick candy, crushed
1/2 c. sugar

Heat oven to 375. Mix well shortening, sugar, egg, flavorings. Mix flour, salt and stir in. Divide dough in half. Blend red food coloring into one half. Roll 1 tsp. each color dough on lightly floured board into a strip about 4" long. Place strips side by side, press lightly together and twist like a rope. Put on ungreased baking sheet. Curve top down for handle of cane. Bake 9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove while still warm, sprinkle with mixture of 1/2 c. crushed peppermint stick candy and 1/2 c. sugar. Makes about 4 dozen.

Success Tip: Make complete cookies one at a time. If all the dough of one color is shaped first, the little rolls become to dry to twist.




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