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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Drake Eidukas and Max Eidukas- Lake in the Hills, IL
Added: Monday, April 3, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 c. butter
1 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
8 drops red food color
1 egg beaten
red decorating sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Cream together butter and confectioners sugar in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Stir dry ingredients into creamed mix, mixing well. Divide dough in half and add food color to half. Using 1 measuring teaspoon of red dough shape into a 4 inch long rope by rolling on floured surface. Using 1 tsp. uncolored dough as above. Twist one plain rope and one red rope together and shape into candy cane. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle with red sugar. Bake at 350 F oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from baking sheets and cool on racks.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 4 1/2 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a favorite cookie of Drake and Max, children of Carol Keeran Eidukas. They make these cookies each Christmas.

 

 

 

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