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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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

Alicia Tucker
Added: Tuesday, September 8, 2009


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
red food coloring

Topping: 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup crushed candy canes

1) Cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add egg, vanilla and peppermint extract.
2) In separate bowl, mix flour, and salt. Slowly mix in with creamed ingredients.
3) Separate dough in half. Add 3/4 tsp. red food coloring to one half of dough. Add 3/4 tsp water to the other half.
4) Take a tbsp. of each dough and roll them into separate, long thin strips, then braid the two together to form a candy cane shape.
5) Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
6) Sprinkle topping on cookies right after removing from oven.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The smaller you can crush the candy canes for the topping, the better it will stick to the cookies.




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