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Festive Candy Canes Recipe

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
C butter, softened (1 sticks)
1 C powdered sugar
1 egg
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp almond extract
tsp vanilla
1 ⅔ C all purpose flour
⅛ tsp salt
Red food coloring
Peppermint candy crushed and blended with 4 Tb sugar, if desired

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Beat butter and powdered sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy.
Add egg, peppermint and almond extract and vanilla.
Add flour and salt; beat until well blended. (Doug will be sticky.)
Divide dough in half.
Tint half of dough with food coloring to desired shade of red. Leave remaining dough plain.
For each candy cane, with floured hands, shape heaping teaspoonful dough of each color into 5-inch rope: twist
together into candy cane shape.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookies sheets.
Bake 7 to 8 minutes or just until set and edges are very lightly browned.
Cool on cookies sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Yields about 2 dozen

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I love these cookies. They are so colorful and have been a sweet tradition in our home.

 

 

 

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