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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 95 reviews   Next >>

  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

  A cookie baker in liverpool  Dec 2, 2013
Would not make this again.
it was terrible 1 star

  A cookie baker in caca  Dec 1, 2012
Would make this again.
awesome 2 stars

  Linda in Omaha  Dec 24, 2011
Would make this again.
Makes approx. 30 large cookies. I do not refrigerate the dough, as it makes it harder to work with. Taking hints from other similar recipes, I added a hint of vanilla in addition to the peppermint, and used 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2/3 cup confectioners'--this makes them slightly sweeter. 4 stars

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