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Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nancy O'Connell

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup butter
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 Egg
1 tsp vanilla
8 drops red food coloring
1 Egg, beaten
Red decorating sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Sift together flour and salt. Set aside.

Cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light & fluffy, using electric mixer. Add 1 egg and vanilla and beat well.

Stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture.


Divide dough in half, Add red coloring to one half. Using 1 tsp measuring spoon of red dough, shape into a 4" long rope on a floured surface. Repeat with uncolored dough. Twist one plain rope and one red rope together and shape into a candy cane. Place about 2 " apart on ungreased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle each with red sugar.


Bake in 350 degree oven for 8-11 minutes or til lightly browned. Remove from sheet and cool on wire rack.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These are pretty and buttery and also a Christmas baking tradition in our house. They take a bit of time to roll and twist, then brush with egg and sprinkles....but are worth the effort.

 

 

 

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