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Candy Cane Cookies

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Makes about 30

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 egg
1-1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring OR 3/4 teaspoon peppermint flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy
1/2 cup white sugar

Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix butter sugar, egg, and flavorings thoroughly. Add flour and salt, Mix well. Shape dough into a disk and wrap with plastic wrap; chill for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle. Roll into 4 inch strips; place on baking sheet. Curve top down to form handle or cane. Bake 9 minutes. While still warm, remove from pan and sprinkle with candy and sugar mixture.

Dough may be divided in half and colored with 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring if desired. Roll each color into strips, place side by side, press together lightly and twist like a rope.

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Reviews of Candy Cane Cookies:

1-5 of 98 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker in Az  Dec 26, 2014
Would make this again.
I've been making them for over 20 years and they are by far my kids (now adults) favorite cookie if all time. They are NOT overly sweet and the almond flavor is acquired.
You must follow the instructions accurately or I will have a nightmare experience. This isn't a throw together cookie, it's time consuming and a child can't help with forming.
They are a delicate desert and are an old authentic cookie from an artful era lost. I make nearly every year
5 stars

  aledanai in NY  Dec 19, 2014
Would make this again.
My kids love it and me too!!! I made today came out very good!! 4 stars

   Nov 15, 2014
Would not make this again.
It was ok with adults, but my kids hated them! And that critique was all that mattered. 1 star

  A cookie baker  Dec 16, 2013
Would not make this again.
Bad 1 star

   Dec 9, 2013
Would make this again.
Not the greatest for kids but good for adults. Kids don't seem to like the taste and texture. 4 stars

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