Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies

1 C shortening
1 C. powdered sugar
1 egg
1 ½ t almond extract
1 t vanilla
2 ½ C flour
1 t. Salt
½ t. Red food coloring
½ c crushed peppermint candy
½ c sugar

Heat oven to 375. Mix shortening, sugar, egg, and flavorings (vanilla and almond). Stir half of flour into shortening mixture. Work rest of flour in with hands. Divide dough in half. Blend food coloring in one half. Roll dough into snakes, how ever big you want, one at a time. Twist a red and white strip together and put into a candy cane shape. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 9 minutes. Mix together 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup crushed peppermint. While cookies are warm sprinkle with this mixture.

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