Monday, November 8, 2010

Sharing with you a nice recipe for the festive season.

Candy Cane Cookies

    These colorful candy canes, sprinkled with sugar and crushed candy canes and festively flavored with peppermint, make the perfect Christmas cookie, sure to bring delight to little elves everywhere.


    • 1 cup margarine
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
    • 1/2 cup peppermint candy canes, crushed
    • 1/2 cup white sugar for decoration

    Cooking Instructions

    1. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine, sugar and powdered sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla and peppermint extracts. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover or wrap dough and chill for at least one hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Divide dough into halves. Color one half red by mixing in the food color. Roll a small amount of each dough into a 2-inch-long worm. Roll them together in a twisted rope and curve the end like a cane. Place onto prepared cookie sheets.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. In a small bowl, mix together the crushed candy cane and remaining sugar. Roll hot cookies in the sugar mixture.
    Enjoy these - they sound delicious.

    Love and hugs,

    " It is that time of the year again, when you are thankful for everything merry and bright. 
    May this Christmas be a delight! Wishing you a Merry Christmas!"


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