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Monday, December 8, 2008

Candy Cane Cookies

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With the Christmas season here, I made these fun little treats for our preschool the other day. The kids loved them & they really were good.

1 c. sugar
1 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 egg
3 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red food coloring
2 Tbsp finely crushed peppermint candies
2 Tbsp sugar

Mix wet ingredients. Add dry ingredients. Divide dough in half. Mix red food coloring into half of the dough. Cover & refrigerate for several hours until firm.
Mix crushed peppermint & sugar and set aside.

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape 1 tsp of dough from each half into a 4" rope. Twist together & shape into candy canes. Bake 9-12 minutes. Top with candy mixture immediately. You might want to press it in slightly to help it stick.


gigi said...

These are just fun and festive.

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Miz Helen said...

I just love your Candy Cane Cookies, it is a great recipe and they look so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I loved making these as a kid!

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